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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
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
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
Limiting mergers abroad: Obama targets corporate tax loophole

...U.S. corporate tax rates.Administration officials estimate the deals, if allowed to continue, will cost the U.S. Treasury $17 billion in lost revenue over the next decade. Most recently, Walgreen Co., the drug store chain that promotes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-24/limiting-mergers-abroad-ob
Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

...obligations" that Congress has already approved, particularly making interest payments to the investors who have bought U.S. Treasury bonds."At the very least, we have to make those interest payments," he said. "We absolutely cannot default...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/kingston-perdue-offer-few-det
China signs deal for Russian natural gas

...Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller told Russian news agencies. That is greater than the gross domestic product of South Africa.U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew had appealed to China during a visit last week to avoid taking steps that might offset the West's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-21/china-signs-deal-russian-n
Fugitive Ga. banker takes plea deal

...director and put him charge of investing its capital. Prosecutors say Price told bank managers he would invest in U.S. Treasury securities, but instead he routed the money to other accounts he controlled. After nearly two years of seizing and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-04/fugitive-ga-banker-takes-ple
Penalties, interest add to bill

...file taxes beyond the April 15 deadline. But that doesn't mean you can delay paying whatever you might owe the U.S. Treasury."You have to pay what you owe by April 15," Weltman said. "You do want to pay as much of the tax as you can so...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2014-02-01/penalties-in
Taxpayer advocate: Avoid health-care tax surprises

...gets a job, if a child is no longer covered on your plan."As a result, some taxpayers could end up owing the U.S. Treasury money when they file their 2014 taxes next year."It may mean that they would have a reduced refund, and many taxpayers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-30/taxpayer-advocate-avoid-he