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  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Yahoo Inc shares fell 7.6 percent on Tuesday on concerns that a possible change in U.S. tax regulations would affect Yahoo's planned spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.. The change- discussed by a U.S. Internal Revenue Service official in Washington- could complicate the plan announced by Yahoo in January to spin off its 15...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Shares in Yahoo Inc fell 7.6 percent on Tuesday, as the stock sold off dramatically in the last 20 minutes of the trading day on worries that a potential change in U.S. tax regulations would affect Yahoo's expected spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The potential change, which Bloomberg reported that an Internal Revenue Service...

  • Rates fall at weekly US Treasury auction Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, down from 0.02 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.08 percent, down from 0.085 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.62, while a six-month bill sold for $9,995.96.

  • U.S. posts budget surplus of $157 billion in April Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 12- The United States ended the month of April with a budget surplus of $157 billion, a 47 percent jump from the same period last year, the U.S. Department of the Treasury said on Tuesday. The United States had a surplus of $107 billion in April 2014, according to Treasury's monthly budget statement. Receipts in April totaled $472 billion, up 14 percent...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative conference. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON- Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th...

  • There's a crowding out effect, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities International in New York. Large corporate deals competed for investors' dollars, with Amgen and Oracle bringing out multi-part issues worth $3.5 billion and $10 billion, respectively, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters unit. The Treasury Department sold $35...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 5 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- The Atlantic holds summit on the economy. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT. RIGA- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speech on developing...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 4 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks on current situation in the euro area- 1700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT.

  • April 16- The Internal Revenue Service is seeking to recoup $3.22 billion from Texas businessman Samuel Wyly and the estate of his late brother Charles Wyly, after the brothers allegedly hid income by setting up sham overseas trusts. According to claims filings on Wednesday with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Dallas, the IRS believes Samuel Wyly owes $2.03...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. Treasury Department data on Wednesday showed Japan edged out China in February as the largest holder of U.S. Japan eclipsed China as the largest Treasury holder for the first time since August 2008. Japan's holdings actually declined in February, to $1.224 trillion, from $1.238 trillion the previous month, while China's also fell, to $1.223...

  • Paulson joins chorus of concern about liquidity Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is concerned about the potential for liquidity troubles in markets due to changes in the activities of Wall Street firms.

  • U.S. budget deficit rises to $53 billion in March Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 13- The United States ended the month of March with a budget deficit of $53 billion, up 43 percent from the same period last year, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a $43 billion deficit for last month. Receipts last month totaled $234 billion, up 8 percent from the year-ago period, while outlays were...

  • US warns Europe against relying too much on exports Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 5:31 AM ET
    A statue of the first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton stands in front of the U.S. Treasury Department building in Washington, DC.

    The United States warned Europe on Thursday against relying too much on exports for growth and urged officials to make more use of fiscal policy.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- The United States warned Europe on Thursday against relying too much on exports for growth and urged officials to make more use of fiscal policy, saying stronger demand in Germany was essential. In its semiannual report to Congress, the U.S. Treasury Department appeared to give a preview of the positions it will press on foreign policymakers...

  • NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. Treasury department kicking off $58 billion in coupon sales this week, starting with the auction of $24 billion in three-year notes later on Tuesday. "The market has come to a point where it's comfortable understanding where the Federal Reserve is headed, that they are truly meaning what they say, which is they are data-dependent," said George...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- PayPal, the electronic payments firm, agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle charges by the U.S. Treasury Department that it violated numerous sanctions programs against countries that include Iran, Cuba and Sudan, Treasury said on Wednesday. PayPal, owned by EBay Inc, did not adequately screen its transactions for U.S. sanctions targets for...

  • PayPal to pay $7.7 mln in sanctions case Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 25- Mobile payments firm PayPal is set to pay $7.7 million in a settlement with the U.S. Treasury Department over violations of numerous sanctions programs, including Iran, Cuba and Sudan, Treasury said in a statement on Wednesday. PayPal, the payments division of the e-commerce company EBay Inc, did not adequately screen its transactions for...

  • This is what could drive stocks this week Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.

  • Watch for stock volatility next week Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currency markets in the week ahead.

  • COLUMN-U.S. student borrowers need relief in bankruptcy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, March 18- Two changes to the U.S. consumer bankruptcy process could help some of the most trapped student loan borrowers free themselves from a modern-day debtors' prison. President Barack Obama last week directed three U.S. government agencies- the Department of the Treasury and Education as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau- to...