Refine Search

  •  
  •  
Greek debt crisis sends US markets to worst day of year

...the anxiety. That spring, the S&P 500 index lost 9.9 percent within two months. Investors sought safety in U.S. Treasury bonds, driving long-term interest to historic lows.Back then, the fear was that a financial crisis would spread...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-29/greek-debt-crisis-sends-us
Business news

...holdings of U.S. debt rose in March as China ramped up its purchases and displaced Japan as the leading owner of U.S. Treasury securities.The Treasury Department says overseas ownership of U.S. debt rose 2.1 percent in March to $6...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-15/business-news
Nothing 'moribund' here

...of Georgia and the legislature refuse to expand Medicaid. The result of this is that our tax money paid into the U.S. Treasury does not come back to Georgia, but goes to other states that enjoy billions of dollars of U.S.-subsidized health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-08/nothing-moribund-here
Foreign holdings of Treasury debt top $6 trillion

WASHINGTON - Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in June, topping...holdings slightly.China, the top foreign buyer of U.S. Treasury debt, trimmed its holdings by 0.2 percent to $1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/foreign-holdings-treasury-
US Treasury still approving 'excessive' pay raises for top executives at GM, Ally Financial, report says

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Treasury Department continued to approve "excessive" pay raises for top...it is grateful for the taxpayer aid it received. "While the U.S. Treasury owned GM stock and ever since, we have worked to align executive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-24/us-treasury-still-approvin
Freddie Mac posts $524M profit in 1Q; paying $746M dividend

...during the quarter.Freddie, based in McLean, Virginia, also said it will pay a dividend of $746 million to the U.S. Treasury next month. Freddie will have paid $92.6 billion in dividends, exceeding its government bailout of $71 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-05/freddie-mac-posts-524m-pro
U.S. Treasury chief expects interest rate hike

...States should soon lead to higher interest rates, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said in an interview published...driving up yields. The price of the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note dropped 12/32 point, or $3.75 per $1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/21/fin_397880.shtml
Finance
U.S. Treasury to stop issuing HH Savings Bonds

...giving people enough time to make choices." Jack Quinn, chief executive officer of Savingsbonds.com, said the U.S. Treasury already is trying to discourage the use of HH bonds. His site, www.savingsbonds.com, has asked bond buyers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/15/bus_387590.shtml
Business
Volatile start to year in markets could help bank profits

...money from the higher interest they charge borrowers. Since the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates near zero and U.S. Treasury yields have gone down from a year ago, there is little opportunity for banks to lend at higher rates."The fundamental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-13/volatile-start-year-market
Airbnb comes to Cuba in major expansion of US business on communist island

...religious activities.While virtually all U.S. travel to Cuba previously required individual licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department, the January changes essentially shift it to an honor system by allowing travelers to fill out a form...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/airbnb-comes-cuba-major-ex