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  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction, with the rate on three-month bills unchanged and the rate on six-month bills falling to their lowest point in two weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $37 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.320 percent, unchanged from the last week.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Demand at the latest U.S. two-year Treasury note auction on Monday was the weakest since December 2008 during the height of the global credit crisis as investors held off making bids ahead of the Federal Reserve's upcoming policy meeting. The Treasury Department will sell $34 billion of five-year notes on Tuesday and $28 billion seven-year...

  • WASHINGTON— Britain's decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treasury Department experts say. The report issued Monday by Treasury's Office of Financial Research comes a day after global finance officials promised to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain's "...

  • *Bid-to-cover at 10- year TIPS sale highest since March 2015. NEW YORK, July 21- The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday sold $13 billion of 10- year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities to solid investor demand at a yield of 0.045 percent, the lowest yield at an auction since May 2013, Treasury data showed. The ratio of bids to the amount of 10- year TIPS offered...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- The United States blacklisted eight people and seven companies on Thursday for supporting the Syrian government, assisting its weapons program, and helping those already on the U.S. sanctions list. The U.S. Treasury Department said its measures targeted, among others, a shipping company used by the Syrian Air Force and the firm's manager; a...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration has slapped sanctions on three senior al-Qaida figures based in Iran who it accuses of helping transfer money and fighters from South Asia to the Middle East. The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it had identified Saudi national Faisal Jassim Mohammed al-Amri al-Khalidi, Egyptian national Yisra Muhammad...

  • ATHENS, Greece— US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is to visit Greece to discuss the country's progress in meeting reforms required under its third international bailout. Greece has been dependent on bailouts since 2010, after massive debt and loss of confidence in the country's ability to repay it left it locked out of bond markets. The US Treasury Department...

  • The Treasury Department said Monday that total foreign holdings dropped 0.5 percent to $6.21 trillion after slipping 0.8 percent to $6.24 trillion in April. Japan, the second-biggest foreign owner of Treasury securities, reduced its holdings by 0.8 percent to $1.13 trillion. China, the biggest foreign investor in Treasurys, increased its holdings slightly...

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose for a second straight week in Monday's auction, reaching their highest level since May 31, as global economic worries eased. The Treasury Department auctioned $37 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.320 percent, up from 0.310 percent last week. The increases followed several weeks...

  • The latest wave of inversions largely ended after the Treasury Department said on April 4 it was moving to make the deals less lucrative by closing off one of their main attractions, "earnings stripping" transactions. At a public hearing hosted by the Internal Revenue Service on the new anti-earnings stripping proposals, business representatives said they...

  • Treasury yields rose on Tuesday as expectations of new stimulus in Japan boosted stocks and reduced demand for safe haven bonds, and after the Treasury Department saw the weakest demand for 10- year notes at an auction in seven years. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a new round of fiscal stimulus spending as evidence mounted Japan's corporate...

  • In 2013, the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Jeb Hensarling, a Republican of Texas, began investigating the Justice Department's November 2012 decision to enter into a $1.92 billion settlement agreement with HSBC. The report, which relies on internal records from the Department of the Treasury, said the U.S. attorney...

  • In 2013, the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Jeb Hensarling, a Republican of Texas, began investigating the Justice Department's November 2012 decision to enter into a $1.92 billion settlement agreement with HSBC. The report, which relies on internal records from the Department of the Treasury, said the U.S. attorney...

  • July 7- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is examining Facebook Inc over its transfer of various rights associated with its worldwide business to a holding company in Ireland, according to court papers. The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco seeking to enforce IRS summonses served on Facebook and to force the...

  • U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE PROBING FACEBOOK INC OVER ASSET TRANSFER TO IRISH UNIT--COURT FILING.

  • Treasury: Respect decision by UK

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the statement by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the UK's leave vote.

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- The heads of the U.S. financial regulatory agencies, including Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, conferred on Tuesday about the upcoming "Brexit" vote in a regularly scheduled meeting closed to both the public and the press, according to a statement from the Treasury Department. "During the executive session, the council discussed recent market...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, June 20- Nestle SA's Nespresso says it will become the first company to sell Cuban coffee in the United States in more than 50 years, as relations between the Cold War adversaries smooth. Nespresso USA secured necessary licensing from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to ship single-use brewer pods containing the Cuban coffee from Europe...

  • Treasury bonds and notes for the month of April, according to U.S. Treasury Department data on Wednesday, as investors priced in a few more rate increases by the Federal Reserve this year. April's outflow was the largest since the U.S. Treasury Department started recording Treasury debt transactions in January 1978. China remained the largest foreign holder of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- The U.S. government posted a $53 billion budget deficit in May, a 38 percent drop from the same month last year, the Treasury Department said on Friday. However, when accounting for calendar adjustments, May would have shown a $102 billion deficit compared with an adjusted $84 billion deficit a year prior. The current fiscal year-to-date...