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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...