NEW YORK, June 19- Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields surged to their highest levels in 15 months on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested the U.S. central bank was prepared to reduce bond purchases if its economic outlook proves correct, even though the U.S. economy remained stuck at a sluggish pace.» Read More
*S&P drops negative outlook for U.S. government debt. NEW YORK, June 10- The dollar rose and U.S. bond yields neared 14- month highs on Monday on improved sentiment toward the nation's economy after rating agency Standard& Poor's dropped its negative credit outlook for U.S. government debt.
CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli look at the economic data leading into the week. The CNBC Fed flash poll: When is QE likely to taper? With Ben White, Politico; Dan Colarusso, Reuters; and Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider.
US consumer credit increased in April but a modest increase in a measure of credit card usage suggested households are still working on reducing their debt load.
MEXICO CITY, June 7- Mexico's central bank held interest rates at a record low on Friday, pointing to deeper risks to economic growth although inflation overshot policymakers' ceiling for a third month in May.
LONDON, June 6- European shares reversed early gains to close lower on Thursday, led down by banks, after the European Central Bank said the economic outlook remained weak and failed to satisfy those hoping for fresh policy action.
LONDON, June 6- European shares reversed early gains to close lower on Thursday, led by banks, after the European Central Bank said the economic outlook remained weak and failed to satisfy those hoping for fresh policy action.
*ECB holds main refi rate at 0.5 pct, deposit rate at zero. FRANKFURT, June 6- The European Central Bank kept its main interest rate on hold at a record low 0.5 percent on Thursday, saying that improved economic data in May confirmed its forecast of a gradual recovery from prolonged recession later this year.
David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co., and Zane Brown, Lord Abbett, discuss the Beige Book release and what they see in the economy and the markets.
CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at the Fed's Beige Book and what it had to say about the economy. Bob Pisani and Rick Santelli weigh in.
Tim Holland, TAMRO Capital, weighs in on investing for the long haul, as consumer debt declines and M&A activity picks up.
Laurence Gottlieb, CEO and founder of Fundamental Advisors and CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network member, highlights the differences between the municipal bond market and other debt markets and says that munis offer a lot of opportunities.
Meredith Whitney of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group sees a migration away from the coasts to the middle of the country, to states rich in commodities—such as Texas, Louisiana, and North Dakota.
Bill Gross, PIMCO, says the Fed's policies are part of the problem and not the solution. He says rates are so low you reduce the incentive among investors to take risk.
Anshu Jain, Co-CEO, Deutsche Bank, discusses the global economy and his own cautious optimism. He also discusses tapering, and says the normalization of bond yields is very constructive.
A vast majority of Republicans and conservatives support immigration reform if the law solves the problem of illegal immigration, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Tuesday.