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  • Bonds Rise on Weak Unemployment Report Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 4:36 PM ET

    Treasury prices rose after a report that employers created far fewer jobs than expected in December stoked recession worries.

  • Weak Jobs Data Boosts Safe-Haven Bonds Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries rose Friday, sending short-dated yields to three-year lows as grim jobs data prompted investors to increase bets on Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.

  • Bonds Retreat as Firmer Data Sparks Sell-Off Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 8:03 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Thursday as unexpectedly firm data and signs of improvement in recently troubled credit markets dimmed the allure of safe-haven government bonds.

  • Thursday Market Lookahead Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 6:34 AM ET

    Thursday's markets promise to be anything but calm as traders sift through Wednesday's rubble.

  • Bonds Climb on Renewed Recession Talk Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 2:36 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys rallied Wednesday as investors raised their bets on the likelihood of recession and interest rate cuts after a survey showed the manufacturing sector contracted in December.

  • Bonds Pare Gains After Existing Home Sales Data Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 8:29 AM ET

    U.S. government bond prices pared gains Monday after a higher-than-expected reading on November existing home sales.

  • Bonds Storm Higher as Housing Remains Bleak Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 1:35 PM ET

    Treasurys stormed higher Friday, sending yields to one-week lows as surprisingly grim housing data highlighted concerns that the economy was mired in a slump as 2007 drew near its close.

  • Treasurys Up on Weak Durables, Stocks Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 2:06 PM ET

    U.S. government bond prices extended gains on Thursday after a weaker-than-expected eading on November durable goods orders and a jump in new jobless claims.

  • Bonds Slip on Weak Auction, Stock Recovery Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 4:45 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys fell Wednesday in choppy, post-Christmas trading with benchmark yields at their highest levels since mid-November, prompted by a recovery in stocks and a poor two-year note auction.

  • Bonds Slip as Investors Choose Stocks Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    Treasurys slid in a shortened, pre-holiday session, as easier credit conditions and news that Merrill Lynch had raised billions of dollars in a private placement pushed stocks up, drawing investors away from safe-haven U.S. government debt.

  • Bonds Rise as Insurer Ratings Threatened Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:55 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries rose on Wednesday after Standard & Poor's offered a grim assessment of bond insurers, reviving the credit concerns that have kept government bonds well bid for several months.

  • Prices Mixed as Central Bank Moves Dampen Safety Bid Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    The difference between short- and long-term U.S. Treasury yields narrowed Tuesday as central bank efforts to alleviate liquidity shortages removed some of the impetus to buy safe-haven short-term debt.

  • U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday as weak economic data and slumping stock markets boosted demand for safe-haven government bonds.

  • Outlook '08: Fixed Income May Make Investors Defensive Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:40 AM ET

    Investors in US fixed income markets face a laundry list of uncertainties in 2008, which are likely to keep them on the defensive, analysts say. The best course of action may be to diversify.

  • Bonds Rally on Falling Stocks After Fed Trims Rates Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys surged Tuesday, fueled largely by a sell off in stocks after the Federal Reserve cut benchmark lending rates by a quarter percentage point, disappointing equity investors who had hoped for a larger move.

  • Outlook '08: Spread The Risk In Your Portfolio Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 3:31 PM ET

    With 2008 likely to be another volatile year for the markets, many money managers say a well-diversified portfolio is more important than ever, but some experts have varying ideas about what's in store for the different asset classes.

  • Bonds Move Lower on Pending Homes Sales, MBIA Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 3:00 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices eased Monday after a surprise increase in pending home sales and news that a troubled bond insurer raised new capital removed some of the recent flight-to-safety bid.

  • U.S. Treasuries Extend Losses after Jobs Report Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell Friday after government data showed resilience in the U.S. jobs market, scaling back expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve next week.

  • Bond Prices Slip as Subprime Plan Lifts Stocks Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices tumbled on Thursday as stocks rose on optimism surrounding a mortgage rescue plan and investors worried jobs data might deter more aggressive interest rate-cutting by the Federal Reserve.

  • Bonds Up as Insurers Hit by Ratings Warning Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 3:01 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt erased losses Wednesday, after rating agency Moody's said risks were rising that bond insurer MBIA and others in the industry would run into financial trouble.