Treasuries considered to be safer

...My father told me U.S. Treasury securities are both safer...have any comments? What are Treasury securities and how are they...seems father does know best. Treasuries are considered safer than...fairly comparable to CDs. Treasury securities are basically obligations...

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Dollar value, oil deflate stocks

...stocks sliding Wednesday as the prospect of inflation and rising interest rates sank in on Wall Street. Yields on long-dated Treasuries surged to an eight-month high, and the Dow Jones industrial average skidded 107 points. A gradual acceleration of inflation...

Commission disbands after overseeing return of looted gold

...up more than a half-century ago to oversee the return of about $4 billion in gold plundered by the Nazis from European treasuries, ended its mission Wednesday by urging similar justice for individuals. The commission, set up by Britain, France and...

On The Money: How myRA, a new retirement account, works

...individual retirement account announced nearly two years ago by President Barack Obama is now available across the country, the Treasury Department said Wednesday, and it removes several barriers that keep millions of people from saving for their retirement...

Business events scheduled for the coming week

...weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for September, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for October, 2 p.m.FRIDAY, Nov. 13WASHINGTON - Commerce Department releases retail sales data...

US hiring surges in October with 271,000 jobs added

...financial markets Thursday, though stock indexes finished mixed in afternoon trading. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note surged to 2.33 percent from 2.23 percent, suggesting investors see a greater likelihood of a rate increase.After...

Fannie Mae posts $2B profit for 3Q; paying $2.2B dividend

...dividend of $2.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. With that payment, Fannie...paying a quarterly dividend to the U.S. Treasury next month. The company said the loss...that could result in draws" from the Treasury, Mel Watt, director of the Federal...

Pfizer, Allergan in early talks to create pharmaceutical giant

...couldn't agree on a price.By the end of the year, the U.S. Treasury Department had initiated new regulations designed to limit...level that would allow Pfizer to get full tax relief under Treasury's new ownership thresholds. Pfizer's current tax rate...

Fed keeps rate at record low but will consider an increase at its next meeting in December

...points, or more than 1 percent.Bond yields rose as traders anticipated higher U.S. rates. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.09 percent from 2.04 percent late Tuesday.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics...

Don't blame Obama only

...Security's trust funds, which hold $2.76 trillion in Treasury securities (16.5 percent of the debt). Another creditor is the Federal Reserve, which holds $2.1 trillion worth of Treasuries (12.4 percent of the debt). So when Republicans claim...