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Pfizer, Allergan in early talks to create pharmaceutical giant

...inversion, but those talks collapsed when the two sides couldn't agree on a price.By the end of the year, the U.S. Treasury Department had initiated new regulations designed to limit the financial benefits of inversions. The rules bar certain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-29/pfizer-allergan-early-talk
Xi says 'without reform' no progress for business in China

...attended a closed-door discussion moderated by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson that preceded Xi's address...close its open door to the outside world," Xi said.U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said the two nations have a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-23/xi-says-without-reform-no-
US stocks take scary ride Monday

...jargon for a drop of 10 percent or more from a recent peak. The last market correction was nearly four years ago.U.S. treasury securities surged as investors bought less risky assets. Oil prices fell. But investors also saw opportunity, moving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-24/us-stocks-take-scary-ride-
Scuttlebiz: My sensor of baloney has saved me again

...couldn't pass up answering a call from D.C.The lady on the other side of the call started to say she was from the U.S. Treasury Department. (Uh-oh. They run the Internal Revenue Service.)But I wasn't being audited. It was my lucky day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-22/my-sensor-baloney-has-save
US home sales hit fastest pace since early 2007

...sales ? going forward is unclear.It's possible that a weakening global economy will cause more investors to buy U.S. Treasury bonds, a move that has historically held down mortgage rates. The average mortgage rate has slipped slightly as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-20/us-home-sales-hit-fastest-
Fannie Mae posts $2B profit for 3Q; paying $2.2B dividend

...said it will pay a dividend of $2.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. With that payment, Fannie will have paid...Freddie is skipping paying a quarterly dividend to the U.S. Treasury next month. The company said the loss - compared with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-05/fannie-mae-posts-2b-profit
US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July, smallest in 5 months

...a maneuver that will bolster its exports but will widen the deficit with other nations such as the United States.U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned China on Wednesday against manipulating its currency to give its exporters an unfair advantage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-03/us-trade-deficit-drops-419
Why was Civil War fought?

...40 percent tariff on the cotton trade was paid by the five Deep South cotton states and financed 80 percent of the U.S. Treasury. These monies were used mostly to subsidize the industrial development of the North.The South felt the only way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-27/why-was-civil-war-fought
Fannie Mae posts $4.6B profit in 2Q; paying $4.4B dividend

...government-controlled company.Washington-based Fannie said it will pay a dividend of $4.4 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. With that payment, Fannie will have paid a total $142.5 billion in dividends.Fannie received...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-06/fannie-mae-posts-46b-profi
Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend

...benefited from rising interest rates.The McLean, Virginia, company will pay a dividend of $3.9 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. Freddie will have paid $96.5 billion in dividends, exceeding its government bailout of $71 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-04/freddie-mac-posts-42b-prof