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  • Treasurys Gain From Worries About Banks Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday as the failure of two small banks over the weekend renewed jitters about the financial sector and spurred safety bids for bonds.

  • Bonds Pare Losses After Freddie-Fannie Warning Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices trimmed losses Friday after Standard & Poor's said it may downgrade some of the credit ratings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, spurring a brief flurry of safe-haven bids.

  • 30-Year Bond Gains Full Point as Stocks Weaken Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    The 30-year Treasury bond rose more than 1 point in price Thursday, as stock market losses deepened on economic growth worries due to higher oil prices and weaker-than-expected existing-home sales data.

  • Bonds Hold Losses After Auction on 2-Year Notes Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices held steady at lower levels Wednesday, after average demand for a record $31 billion offering of two-year notes.

  • Treasurys Extend Losses After Weak Auction Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices extended losses Tuesday after a $6 billion auction of reopened 20-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities garnered soft demand, traders said.

  • Treasurys Ease as Earnings Show Banks Holding Ground Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices eased Monday as another big bank posted better-than-expected quarterly results, soothing worries about the financial sector and sapping any safe-haven bids for government debt.

  • Treasurys Move Lower as Earnings Sap Safety Bid Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices fell Friday as better-than-expected bank sector earnings prompted investors to turn away from lower-risk debt.

  • U.S. Treasurys prices fell Thursday as news that housing starts jumped in June and jobless claims rose less than expected in the latest week boosted prospects for a Federal Reserve rate hike by year-end.

  • Bonds Move Lower on Inflation Fears, Stock Gains Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices fell Wednesday after U.S. inflation accelerated in June to 5.0 percent year-over-year, well above economists' forecasts.

  • Bonds Pare Gains as Stocks Make Move Higher Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices pared some gains Tuesday, losing some of their safe haven allure, as U.S. stocks rebounded, traders said, amid a recovery of financial shares and as the crude oil price slid.

  • Bonds Rally as Fears Persist Over Banking Industry Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices rallied Monday as concern about the U.S. banking sector pulled stocks back underwater, reviving the safety bid for Treasurys and arguing against tighter monetary policy.

  • Bonds Fall More On Talk of Discount Window Opening Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 3:25 PM ET

    Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes traded as much as a full point lower in price Friday, extending losses on fears of increased government debt issuance.

  • Bonds Prices Fall on Fannie, Freddie Worries Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices fell Friday on fears of increased government debt issuance after a report that the U.S. government may be considering a takeover of the country's two biggest mortgage finance companies.

  • Bonds Slip as Stock Gains Discourage Safety Bid Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped Thursday as small stock market gains allowed the bid for safe-haven government debt to ebb.

  • Bonds Gain as Financials Push Down Stock Market Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose Wednesday as stock market losses, particularly in the financial sector, supported a small safe-haven bid for U.S. government debt.

  • Treasurys Bounce Back After Stocks Head Lower Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 1:22 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys rallied Monday afternoon, erasing early losses as a stock downturn revived the bid for safe-haven U.S. government debt.

  • Short-Dated Bonds Benefit From Economic Weakness Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    Short-dated U.S. government debt prices edged up Thursday, as weak data reinforced a grim view of the economy and pared expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates any time soon.

  • Bonds Gain on Signs of Employment Weakness Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices rose on Wednesday after data showing a surprisingly steep drop in U.S. private payrolls in June, exacerbating worries about consumer spending in a sputtering economy.

  • Bonds Regain Positive Ground as Stocks Lose Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices rose Tuesday, as traders favored bonds over stocks on lingering woes in the banking sector and worries about corporate profits due to record oil and a slowing economy.

  • Crescenzi: The Worries in Window Dressing Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 3:55 PM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    Bond expert Tony Crescenzi sees a warning light flashing in the commercial paper market.