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  • Upward Move in Stocks Keeps Bonds Flat Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 12:51 PM ET

    US government debt prices were flat Wednesday, trimming earlier gains, as the stock market's move into positive territory dimmed the safe-haven appeal of bonds.

  • 10-Year Bond Drops Full Point as Stocks Gain Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    The benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell one full point in price Tuesday, as rising stocks curbed the safe haven appeal of U.S. government bonds, traders said.

  • Mortgages and Other Loans Becoming Harder to Get Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Banks and other lenders-- from the nation's largest to those with only a few branches-- say they are tightening lending standards,  and not just for home loans.

  • Treasurys Gain as Economic Signs Point to Recession Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 2:58 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose as a series of bleak reports suggested the economy may have tipped toward recession, boosting the allure of safe-haven government bonds.

  • Investors Shun Muni Bonds As Credit Crisis Worsens Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    Investors are shying away from municipal bonds, forcing states and cities around the nation to pay sharply higher interest rates.

  • Inflation Worries Send Prices of Long Bonds Lower Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 1:03 PM ET

    Long-dated government bond prices slid Thursday after a report showing growing exports exacerbated worries that inflation could get out of hand if the Federal Reserve keeps cutting interest rates, as signaled by the central bank's chief.

  • Bonds Close Lower After Late Stock Surge Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury bond prices turned mixed Wednesday as credit worries offset pressure from an unexpected  increase in January retail sales.

  • Bond Slip as Buffett Plan Eases Flight to Safety Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    Treasury bond prices slid after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered to take over some liabilities of bond insurers, easing a critical concern that has inspired flight-to-safety bond purchases.

  • Treasurys Gain on Increased Fears of Recession Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose Monday as investors sought a safe haven for their assets in continued worries that a housing-led slowdown could be dragging the U.S. economy into recession.

  • Bonds Capitalize on Fear in Stock Market Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:05 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices rallied, recovering from their worst rout in four years as recession fears and worries about credit markets restored the allure of safe-haven government bonds.

  • Bonds Tumble as Treasury Auction Disappoints Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    Long bonds tumbled more than three full points on Thursday as selling accelerated following a poorly received auction of 30-year U.S. Treasurys.

  • Bonds Slip as Profit-Takers Step In Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 1:59 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices fell Wednesday as investors took profits from a rally that has pushed yields to four-year lows amid fears of a possible U.S. recession.

  • Treasury debt prices climbed Tuesday after data showed the all-important service sector contracted sharply last month, sending recession-wary investors into safe-harbor government bonds.

  • Bond Prices Fall in Profit Taking Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 5:32 PM ET

    Long-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Monday as traders took profits ahead of new supply of government bonds this week, cashing in on a recent rally driven by fears of a U.S. recession.

  • Bonds Move Higher as Recession Fears Resurface Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    U.S. government bond prices rose as recession fears mounted after news of the first labor market contraction in four and a half years.

  • Bonds Steady as Stocks Stage Turnaround Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices were little changed Thursday, paring earlier gains as stocks climbed amid assurances from a bond insurer that it has enough cash to cover its near-term needs.

  • Is Bernanke Out of Bullets? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 7:29 PM ET

    After stocks decline following a hefty half-point cut, what more can the Fed chief do?

  • Two-Year Note Gains as Yield Curve Hits 4-Year High Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

    Short-dated Treasury bond prices pared losses and briefly turned positive after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 50 basis points, while longer-dated bonds extended losses in an inverse move to higher stocks.

  • Bonds Recoil as Economic Outlook Brightens Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    U.S. government bond prices retreated Tuesday as a rebound in durable goods orders contrasted with weakness in other parts of the economy, complicating the Federal Reserve's interest rate-slashing campaign.

  • Bonds Advance on Hedge Fund Rumors Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    Treasury prices threw off early weakness and advanced Friday after a rumor that another hedge fund is in financial trouble circulated through trading rooms.