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  • Investors, worried about the faltering economy and turbulent stock market, have flocked to US Treasury bonds. But the stampede has pushed Treasury yields so low that their investment value is practically non-existent.

  • Bond Prices Gain as Bank Troubles Persist Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose, bolstered by safe-haven buying from investors' persistent worries about the global banking system.

  • Long-Dated Bond Prices Benefit From Low Inflation Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Longer-dated Treasury debt prices rose Friday, aided by favorable data on February inflation.

  • South Korean Pension Fund to Shun US Treasurys Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 7:05 PM ET

    South Korea's National Pension Service, the world's fifth-biggest pension fund, said on Thursday it was shying away from U.S. Treasurys because of falling yields and the weakening dollar.

  • Wall Street Firms Borrowing Heavily From the Fed Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Big Wall Street investment companies are taking advantage of the Federal Reserve's unprecedented offer to secure emergency loans, the central bank reported Thursday.

  • Treasury debt prices traded steady at lower levels following relatively decent demand in an auction of $18 billion of 5-year notes.

  • Bond Prices Gain After Well-Received Auction Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices extended gains Wednesday on a well-bid Treasury two-year note auction.

  • Bond Prices Gain on Reminders of Economic Uncertainty Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices revived as news of another slide in home prices and in consumer confidence reminded buyers of the uncertain outlook for the US economy.

  • Treasurys Fall as Stock Market Rallies Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices fell on Monday as a stock market rally and signs of recovery in the housing and credit markets weakened the bid for safe-haven government debt.

  • Bonds Flat, Eyeing Indecisive Start for Stocks Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices were little changed Thursday absent a strong directional clue from U.S. stock futures, but supported by a persistent safe haven bid on concerns about the banking system and weaker than expected jobless claims data.

  • Bonds Flat as Stocks Look for Direction Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 9:03 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices were little changed Thursday absent a strong directional clue from US stock futures, but supported by a persistent safe haven bid on concerns about the banking system and weaker than expected jobless claims data.

  • Bonds Gain Amid Lingering Recession Fears Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose on persistent worries about a US recession and the banking system and as stock market euphoria about a deep Federal Reserve rate cut the day before began to fade.

  • Treasury debt prices fell Tuesday as unexpectedly strong bank earnings ignited a stock market rally and eroded the safe-harbor appeal of government debt.

  • Bonds Surge as Scare in Financials Hammers Stocks Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 1:04 PM ET

    US Treasury debt prices surged in a scramble for safety stoked by investors' fears about the financial system following a fire sale deal for Bear Stearns and a cut in the Federal Reserve's discount rate.

  • Bonds Fly on Bear Stearns Cash Squeeze Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices climbed Friday after J.P. Morgan Chase and the New York Federal Reserve said they would be providing emergency funds for a troubled Bear Stearns.

  • Bond Prices See More Losses After 'Horrible Auction' Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    US government bond prices extended losses after an auction of new 10-year notes attracted scant demand from both primary dealers and indirect bidders.

  • Bond Prices Rise Amid Doubts About Fed Plan Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose sharply on Wednesday, as U.S. stocks shed their earlier gains, with the S&P 500 index turning lower, burnishing government debt's safe-haven allure.

  • Bonds Fall Sharply as Fed Ramps Up Liquidity Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 2:39 PM ET

    Treasury prices sold off sharply Tuesday after the Federal Reserve and other major central banks unveiled a plan to offer up to $200 billion in Treasurys to cash-starved financial institutions.

  • Treasury Official Predicts Second-Quarter Rebound Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 8:40 AM ET

    The U.S. economy could start to see a recovery as soon as April, despite current conditions indicating a greater risk for contraction, a senior U.S. Treasury official told CNBC Europe Tuesday.

  • Cramer's Tough-Market Playbook Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 7:26 PM ET

    Stocks could go much lower before we see a bottom. Here's how you handle it.