UPDATE 1-Foreigners buy most U.S. Treasuries since August -data

* Foreigners buy agencies, corporate bonds in February * Overseas accounts continue to shun U.S. equities * China, Japan raise U.S. Treasuries holdings further (Adds background, quote, graphic) By Richard Leong NEW YORK, April 15 (Reuters) – Foreigners purchased the most U.S. Treasury securities in six months in February, suggesting some overseas appetite for low-risk government debt due to worries […]

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Stocks up as Treasury yields rise, European shares climb

Apple stock: Should investors be cautious? Kaltbaum Capital Management President Gary Kaltbaum and Fox News contributor Liz Peek give their outlook on Apple, after the tech company announced its new streaming service and credit card. U.S. stocks rose modestly higher Thursday as European equities climbed and Treasury yields rose from their months-long low. Continue Reading Below Reports that the U.S. and […]

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Treasury Department announces new sanctions on Venezuela

Treasury Department announces new sanctions on Venezuela Former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela Otto Reich with the latest on the unrest in Venezuela. The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday sanctioned three governors of four Venezuelan states who are aligned with embattled President Nicolás Maduro. Those states are active in blocking humanitarian aid into the country. Continue Reading Below “The United States […]

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Treasury to hold steady borrowing plans as annual bond sales to top $1 trillion for second year

The Treasury Department on Wednesday is expected to hold steady the size of the quarterly announcement of note and bond sales, analysts said. The department is expected to announce a quarterly refunding of $84 billion Wednesday, economists said. The package will include $38 billion in 3-year notes, $27 billion in 10-year notes and $19 billion in 30-year bonds. Those projections […]

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House tax panel chair wants Treasury Secretary to testify on shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives tax committee has asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to testify next week about the partial government shutdown’s impact on the upcoming federal tax filing season, the panel said on Thursday. The request, contained in a Jan. 16 letter to Mnuchin from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard […]

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Trump praises Treasury Secretary Mnuchin but hits Fed again on rate rises

Trump’s Fed comment: Adding fuel to the fire of one of the ugliest stock market tapes in years, Hedge Fund manager says CapitalistPig Hedge Fund Manager Jonathan Hoenig on the impact of President Trump’s criticisms of the Federal Reserve on an already difficult year for the markets. President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed confidence in Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin amid […]

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Trump blasts Fed as 'only problem' in U.S. economy, markets down again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve on Monday, describing it as the “only problem” for the U.S. economy, as top officials convened to discuss a growing rout in stock markets caused in part by the president’s attacks on the central bank. Stocks fell again on Monday amid concern about slowing economic growth, the government shutdown and […]

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