Government securities

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 13, 2018 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell President Donald Trump's budget, but the administration's allies in the Senate preferred to talk about last year's tax cut rather than the trillion-dollar deficits contained in the new spending plan. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 12, 2018 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year's promises to balance the federal budget. The president's spending outline for the...
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Trader Michael Milano, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as losses from the previous day continue. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 09, 2018 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The stock market may be firing off warning shots to the Trump administration and Congress about their plans to blow up the size of the federal deficit. The anxiety that has gripped the market this week appeared to escalate Thursday just as President Donald Trump and lawmakers were...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo an image of President-elect Donald Trump appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. President Trump has maintained an uncharacteristic silence since the stock market took a nose dive, notable for a businessman president who regularly points to the rising market as evidence of the success of his presidency and economic policies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Donald Trump boasted about having steered the U.S. stock markets to record high after record high. What a difference a few days can make. The market free-fall, explosive volatility and now partial recovery of stock prices have served as a stark reminder that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, specialist Meric Greenbaum works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The stock market closed sharply lower, extending a weeklong slide, as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 600 points. Some investors believe the market can recover, noting that both global economic growth and corporate earnings remain strong. One hallmark of this bull market has been investors’ willingness to buy the dips. This week’s drop could test their resolve. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 03, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market has finally found something to fear. For more than a year, investors have brushed off bombastic talk about nuclear war, dysfunction on Capitol Hill and other worrisome situations. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 glided to record...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The stock market closed sharply lower, extending a weeklong slide, as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 600 points. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 02, 2018 - 9:18 pm
U.S. stocks slumped Friday, and the market suffered its worst week in two years, as fears of inflation and disappointing quarterly results from technology and energy giants spooked investors. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped by more than 650 points. Bond yields rose and contributed to the...
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January 31, 2018 - 12:12 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing rates have continued to drop ahead of an expected bond market test in early February. The country's Public Debt Management Agency said an auction Tuesday raised 812.5 million euros ($1 billion) from the sale 26-week treasury bills at a rate of 1...
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January 26, 2018 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are surging further into record territory on Wall Street, driven by more gains in technology and health care companies. Chipmaker Intel jumped 10.6 percent Friday after turning in strong quarterly...
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January 16, 2018 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction with rates on three-month bills unchanged while rates on six-month bills rose to their highest levels in more than nine years. The Treasury Department auctioned $48 billion in three-month bills at a...
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A currency trader talks on the phone at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Asian stock markets were lower on Thursday after Wall Street posted its first loss this year. Reports that China may slow its purchase of U.S. government bonds weighed on investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 11, 2018 - 2:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street benchmarks posted their first losses of 2018. Reports that China may slow its purchases of U.S. government bonds weighed on investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 23,710.43 and...
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