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US stocks fall on dismal retail report and a slow growth outlook; Investors flee to bonds

...a five-year low, and they piled into German, British and U.S. government bonds. The yield on the 30-year U.S. Treasury fell to its lowest on record."We haven't seen volatility like this for years," said John Canally, an investment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/us-stocks-fall-dismal-reta
High dollar dents company earnings

WASHINGTON - The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald's. Techno­logy giant Oracle. Medical device maker Cooper Cos. The culprit's the same: A surging U.S. dollar.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-16/high-dollar-dents-company-
US home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in November

...That was the lowest level since May 2013.Rates have fallen as investors have plowed their money into 10-year U.S. Treasury notes, after being spooked by plummeting oil prices and signs of slowing growth overseas that make lower risk investments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-22/us-home-sales-hit-slowest-
Don't start planning Cuban vacation yet

...The president's announcement doesn't open the door to most American travelers.Q: Who can visit?A: The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control oversees travel to Cuba. There are 12 categories of people who are allowed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/dont-start-planning-cuban-
Path to major leagues could get easier for Cuban baseball players

...Red Sox.Because of the American trade embargo, a player who defects from Cuba has to obtain a license from the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control to "unblock" him before he can sign with a major league organization...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-17/path-major-leagues-could
QE draws to a close; how well did Fed's stimulus work?

...investors worried that Greece's debt troubles could tear apart Europe, for instance, they rushed to buy dollars and U.S. Treasury bonds, still considered the world's haven. Long-term interest rates in the U.S. might be low, but sluggish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-01/qe-draws-close-how-well-did-feds-st
Dow, S&P 500 mark latest record highs; relief over better news from Japan and Germany

...silver rose 12 cents to $16.17 an ounce and copper fell four cents to $3 a pound.The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note slipped to 2.32 percent from 2.34 percent late Monday.Among stocks making big moves Tuesday:? Nokia rose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-18/dow-sp-500-mark-latest-rec
Financial market turmoil creates a tempting opportunity for mortgage refinancers

...and the threat of the Islamic State militia group in the Middle East.Seeking safety, investors poured money into U.S. Treasuries. Higher demand drives up prices for those government bonds and causes their yields to drop.The yield on the 10-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-19/financial-market-turmoil-c
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-
Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends

...earned $3.7 billion in the second quarter. Washington-based Fannie will pay a dividend of $3.7 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. With its previous payments totaling $126.7 billion, Fannie has more than fully repaid the $116 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-07/fannie-freddie-post-profit