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  • A woman will be on the next $10 bill Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 9:58 PM ET
    Ten dollar bills

    The U.S. Treasury revealed that it will select a woman for the next $10 bill, and it's soliciting the public's opinion.

  • At stake in a financial meltdown: $26 trillion? Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Stacks of cash dollars

    As the system keeps getting bigger, so does the amount for which taxpayers, in an extreme case, would be exposed should things go haywire again.

  • IRS ups efforts to prevent identity theft, fraud Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Internal Revenue Service building

    Reeling from an online attack, the IRS announced a sweeping effort to step up protections against identity theft and fraud, NYT reports.

  • U.S. posts budget deficit of $82.4 billion in May Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 10- The United States posted a budget deficit of $82.4 billion in May, a 37 percent drop from the same period last year, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $98 billion deficit for last month. Receipts last month were $212 billion, up 6 percent from the same period last year, while outlays were $295...

  • US sells 10-year notes at highest yield since Sept Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    Bond traders at CME Group

    Yields remained higher on Wednesday as the government's auction of 10-year notes met solid demand.

  • Making heads or tails of TIPS Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    coin flip toss

    Personal Capital's Bill Harris explains how Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities can help investors manage inflation risk.

  • SEC's revolving door good for government: Gallagher Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Daniel Gallagher

    Conservative SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher tells CNBC a revolving door between the agency and Wall street benefits the government.

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- A senior U.S. Internal Revenue Service official said on Friday he is "fairly confident" there will be another round of indictments in the criminal investigation into alleged corruption within soccer's governing body, FIFA, the New York Times reported. "I'm fairly confident that we will have another round of indictments," Richard Weber, the chief...

  • U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OFFICIAL SAYS HE IS "FAIRLY CONFIDENT" THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ROUND OF INDICTMENTS IN FIFA INVESTIGATION- NEW YORK TIMES.

  • Jack Lew urges broad deal on Greece, details later Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks at a press conference at the IMF/WB Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.

    Greece and its creditors need to quickly agree on a deal to address the crisis and then work out the details, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.

  • Short-term yields hit lows after solid 7-year sale Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Bond yields tumbled after the government's auction of seven-year notes, the last batch of this week's $90 billion offering of new debt supply.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Banks not buying what the US government is selling Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
     Traders Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)

    Total U.S. government debt holdings by the 18 largest banks in the country declined by $2.6 billion in the first quarter.

  • 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...

  • Wall Street jets west for 'Davos with palm trees' Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Ken Griffin speaks at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference.

    The financial community—including Steve Schwarzman, Ken Griffin and Steve Cohen—will once again figure prominently at Milken.

  • 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.