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  • The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.050 percent, up from 0.030 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.145 percent, up from 0.135 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,998.74, while a six-month bill sold for $9,992.67.

  • WASHINGTON— The Treasury Department blacklisted Thursday a Singapore- based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments. The financial sanctions were announced against Senat Shipping Company and Senat's president, Leonard Lai, and on a vessel, "Dawnlight," in which the company has an interest.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- All it usually takes to borrow money from your 401 are a few clicks on a website, and a check will arrive a few days later. Internal Revenue Service rules say you can borrow up to $50,000 or 50 percent of the account balance, whichever is greater. The problem is with middle-aged workers, who are the heaviest loan users, according data from the Employee...

  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.030 percent, up from 0.015 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.135 percent, up from 0.100 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.24 while a six-month bill sold for $9,993.17.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Foreign inflows into U.S. Treasuries in May rose to their highest level in more than a year, data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Thursday, as concerns about Greece and the Chinese stock market spurred a flight to safe assets. Treasuries totaled $53.4 billion in May, the largest since February 2014.

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The United States posted a budget surplus of $51.8 billion in June, down 27 percent from the same period last year, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday. The government had a surplus of $70.5 billion in June 2014, according to Treasury's monthly budget statement. With the adjustment, the surplus in June 2015 would be $16 billion, or 44...

  • U.S. budget surplus shrinks to $51.8 billion in June Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 13- The United States posted a budget surplus of $51.8 billion in June, down 27 percent from the same period last year, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $51 billion surplus last month. Receipts last month totaled $342.9 billion, a 6 percent increase from June 2014, while outlays stood at $291.2...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The rules for the Treasury market should be reviewed, U.S. regulators said on Monday, as they released a much-anticipated first study into wild price swings on Oct. 15 in that market, an event many have blamed on overly tight regulation. The Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Securities and...

  • Hamilton descendant: Leave the $10 bill alone Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 4:56 PM ET
    Doug Hamilton holds a $10 bill bearing the portrait of his direct ancestor, Alexander Hamilton, in Columbus, Ohio.

    A descendant of Alexander Hamilton is petitioning to keep his family's patriarch on the $10 bill.

  • Bonds sell off after soft 30-year bond auction Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 1:33 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Treasurys extended their slide Thursday after the government's auction of 30-year bonds saw tepid investor demand.

  • July 9- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is cracking down on hedge funds, challenging a tax strategy called "basket options" that is used to claim billions of dollars in tax savings, the New York Times reported. Today's guidance from the Administration is a win for taxpayers and brings us one step closer to a more fair and equitable tax code, "Senator Ron Wyden, the top...

  • July 9- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is cracking down on hedge funds, challenging a tax strategy called "basket options" that is used to claim billions of dollars in tax savings, the New York Times reported. The head of a powerful U.S. Senate panel presented the findings of a year-long probe into basket options last July, accusing Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc...

  • July 8- Investors wanting to dodge the next Enron, or just outperform the market, might want to pay particular attention to the first digits, and only the first digits, in numbers in company accounts. As the U.S. Internal Revenue Service uses Benford's Law to sniff out tax cheats, or at least to narrow the field to better channel resources, why not do something similar...

  • WASHINGTON, July 8- The White House and the U.S. Treasury Department are monitoring the "ongoing issue" at the New York Stock Exchange and President Barack Obama has been briefed on the matter, a White House official said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Greece and will keep urging all parties to help put Athens on a path to growth within the euro zone, the Treasury Department said on Tuesday. "The nonpayment by the Greeks to the IMF this evening kicks off a long-standing and well-established process at the IMF for addressing arrears," the...

  • Another reason to dump Jackson instead of Hamilton Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.

    There's another issue with making way for a woman on the $10 note, rather than the $20: $10s are way less popular.

  • Bernanke 'appalled' by plan to drop Hamilton Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    "Say it ain't so, Jack." That's the headline on Ben Bernanke's blog post about the plan to replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman on the $10 bill.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Ford Motor Co's attempt to claim $470 million in a tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. Ford was denied a $470 million interest payment by a Michigan district court in 2010. The U.S. appeals court ruled against Ford in December 2012. The case is Ford Motor Co v United States, U.S. Supreme Court, No....

  • US Treasurer: Real reason behind $10 bill change Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Ten dollar bills

    There is one practical reason why the U.S. Treasury Department decided to move forward with adding a woman to the $10 bill.

  • US Treasurer: Woman will be featured on $10 bill Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    US Treasurer: Woman will be featured on $10 bill

    The U.S. Treasury Department says a redesigned $10 note will feature a woman. Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States, discusses the details.