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Buyers snap up U.S. Treasury I bonds before interest rate deadline
Treasury's website was overwhelmed as investors clamored for the inflation-adjusted savings bonds to lock in a 9.62% rate.
U.S. bond auction will test if yields are high enough to attract buyers
The government needs to plow out of a lot of debt from previous COVID-19 rescue packages and the potential $1.9 trillion in additional aid.
Bigger relief deal in a Democrat-led Senate is a "safe bet"
Two economists weigh in on what a Democrat-led Senate might mean for a stimulus package.
Why the U.S. government would sell bonds that don't need to be paid back
It could help the federal government deal with the debt mountain it's amassing from COVID-19 spending.
Fed takes unprecedented steps to prop up the economy
For the first time, the central bank will buy corporate and municipal bonds to keep money flowing.
Why the Treasury's offering a new 20-year bond
The Treasury Department last offered a 20-year bond in the 1980s. This spring, it's betting that certain types of investors will want to include them in their portfolios.
What does the bond market tell us about the economy?
If you want to know what's going on in this economy, the bond market is a pretty good place to start.
Here’s why bond yields are rising
When you buy 10-year Treasury bonds, you are essentially making a 10-year loan to the government. The returns on those loans are rising every day. There are a couple of reasons for that — and there are a couple of economic messages there as well. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.