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  • Treasury bond yields fall despite S&P's warning on U.S. credit rating

     
    The surprise move by Standard & Poor’s on Monday to lower its outlook on America’s credit rating isn’t having the effect investors might have expected. Yields on U.S. Treasury bonds are down from Friday’s levels, with the benchmark...
  • Stocks fall as U.S. credit rating outlook lowered to 'negative' by Standard & Poor's [Updated]

     
    The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's lowered the outlook on the United States' credit to "negative," leading to a big decline in stock prices. The report released Monday morning says that the United States has a large debt and......
  • Government debt fears drive more investors into gold and silver

     
    Gold and silver marched to new highs Monday, benefiting from Standard & Poor’s warning about America’s credit rating and from more turmoil in Europe’s government-debt markets. April gold futures in New York rose $7 to $1,492.30 an ounce,...
  • Timothy Geithner moves to allay market concerns about S&P report on U.S. credit rating

     
    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner took to the business airwaves to try to ease market concerns about the U.S. fiscal situation in the wake of Monday's warning from Standard & Poor's that the nation's AAA credit rating was in danger.......
  • The U.S. could lose its AAA credit rating? Why Treasury bond investors aren't flustered

     
    For all the headlines that Standard & Poor’s generated Monday by warning that it might lower America’s AAA credit rating, the news has failed to panic the target audience: Treasury bond investors. Yields on Treasury securities slipped on...
  • House Republican wants to know if Treasury tried to influence Standard & Poor's U.S. credit outlook

     
    A key member of the House Financial Services Committee wants to know whether Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner or other department officials tried to convince Standard & Poor's not to downgrade its credit outlook for the U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer......
  • Japan's debt rating is cut as deficits pile up

     
    In another reminder of the worsening debt loads of developed nations, Standard & Poor’s on Thursday cut Japan’s credit rating one notch, citing the country’s continuing large budget deficits and the burden of an aging population. Japan’s rating...
  • A fatter dividend coming for Microsoft shareholders?

     
    Microsoft Corp. shares on Monday showed just how hungry equity investors are for good news -- and how willing they are to pounce on it as economic fears recede again. The software giant’s stock soared $1.26, or 5.3%, to close......
  • Key bank loan rate keeps climbing, a sign of rising stress in the financial system

     
    The world’s big banks continue to grow leerier about lending to one another, a sign that the latest tensions in the financial system aren’t abating. Still, warning signs in the credit markets are a long way from what we saw......
  • Gulf oil spill: Credit rating firms lower BP's grade

     
    The fallout from April’s deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion continued Thursday for oil giant BP as credit rating firms Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings lowered their assessments of BP's long-term debt. Fitch cut BP’s debt rating to AA...
  • Apple's sales 'problem' sends stock to new high

     
    So Apple Inc. faces such heavy demand for its new iPhone 4 that it’s forced to temporarily suspend sales. But hey, you can always buy Apple shares instead. Everyone else is. The company’s stock jumped to an all-time high Thursday......