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Does the U.S. government live paycheck to paycheck?

Jan 23, 2014
More like payday loan to payday loan.
Posted In: X-date, U.S. Treasury

Investors love government floaters

Dec 2, 2013
What are floating-rate notes? And why are investors excited for the Treasury to start issuing them?
Posted In: floating-rate, U.S. Treasury

A debt-ceiling roadmap to ruin?

Oct 15, 2013
The paydays that could prompt a government default if a debt-ceiling deal collapses.
Posted In: debt ceiling, U.S. Treasury, default, Social Security

It's all about the (new) Benjamins: A new $100

Oct 8, 2013
Despite the government shutdown, a new $100 bill begins circulating on Tuesday.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, $100 bill, Federal Reserve

General Motors plans to buy back government shares

Dec 19, 2012
General Motors has just announced it is going to buy back 200 million of its shares from the Treasury Department, which plans to sell the rest of its GM shares in the next year or so.
Posted In: General Motors, Auto, cars, U.S. Treasury

General Motors hopes to break free of Treasury

Sep 17, 2012
According to a piece in this morning's Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Treasury's welcome at General Motors is wearing thin. GM is reportedly pushing for the government to sell most or all of its remaining stake -- currently about a quarter of the company. But the Obama administration seems to be in no hurry to exit.
Posted In: General Motors, bailout, U.S. Treasury

Former Treasury official: AIG no longer 'too big to fail'

Sep 10, 2012
The former Chief Restructuring Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury says the government could end up making $20 billion on the AIG bailout
Posted In: AIG, bailout, financial crisis, U.S. Treasury

U.S. Treasury to sell $18 billion in AIG stock

Sep 10, 2012
Stock sale would reduce the U.S. government's stake in the once-troubled insurance firm to less than half for the first time since it bailed out AIG in 2008.
Posted In: AIG, U.S. Treasury

Obama sends economic adviser to Europe

May 30, 2012
With borrowing costs spiking for Spain and Italy, the Obama administration has sent a top treasury official to Europe to encourage European leaders to take decisive action on their financial mess.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, Obama, spain, Greece, Eurozone

U.S. Treasury yield hits 60 year low

May 30, 2012
As investors cope with uncertainty in Europe, the interest on the 10-year Treasury note, the benchmark cost of U.S. debt, hit a record low of 1.6 percent.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, yields, debt, spain

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