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Treasury turns $25 billion profit from mortgage securities

Mar 19, 2012
The U.S. Treasury has profited from buying mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, mortgage crisis, mortgage-backed securities

A cautionary tale on money market mutual funds

Mar 12, 2012
You can't trust the money market mutual fund pledge not to break a buck -- at least not with your safe money, the money you depend on to be there in tough times like 2008.
Posted In: money market mutual funds, money-funds, safe money, SEC, Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury

The future of low-cost borrowing

Feb 28, 2012
The Federal Reserve's policy of low interest rates allows the government to borrow money at little cost. But analysts predict it's just a matter of time before interest rates shoot back up.
Posted In: borrowing, interest rates, U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve

Italian police seize $6 trillion in fake bonds

Feb 17, 2012
Yep, that’s trillion with a “T”.
Posted In: bonds, counterfeit, U.S. Treasury, Switzerland, italy

Good news on U.S. savings bonds

Jan 4, 2012
Treasury says it will keep the current $20,000 annual maximum on savings bonds purchases.
Posted In: savings bonds, Savings, U.S. Treasury

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mubarak resigns, phasing-out Fannie and Freddie

Feb 11, 2011
Cheers erupted out of Egypt today as Hosni Mubarak stepped down from the presidency, handing over political power to the military. As Alisa Roth...
Posted In: Egypt, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, global economics, housing market, mid-day update, mortgage, Mubarak, protests, resign, U.S. Treasury

MID-DAY UPDATE: Bonds and bags of money

Oct 26, 2010
Today we learned about the U.S. Treasury, who for the first time ever is selling bonds with a negative rate of return. Translations? The investors...
Posted In: afghanistan, bonds, BP, EPA, fishing, Ford, Housing, mid-day update, NBA, Oil, U.S. Treasury, UNC

The public-private partnership

Mar 31, 2009
The U.S. Treasury Department plans to recruit private investors to take toxic assets off banks' balance sheets. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how the plan is supposed to work.
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