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Debt and bond markets
August 23, 2016
New estimates: Deficit increase after years of declines
A new government report released Tuesday blames lower-than-expected tax revenues for a spike in this year's budget deficit ...
August 10, 2016
Correction: Budget Deficit story
In a story Aug. 10 about the U.S. budget deficit for July, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of an ...
July 18, 2016
Foreign ownership of US debt slips again in May
Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities fell for the second straight month in May. The Treasury Department said Monday ...
July 14, 2016
Average US mortgage rates move little; near historic lows
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates moved little this week, remaining near historically low levels in the wake of financial ...
July 13, 2016
US sees small surplus in June, but deficit up for year
The federal government recorded a small budget surplus in June, but the deficit so far this budget year is still running 26.
July 11, 2016
A bull market record that doesn't feel like it
It's a new record for stocks, but it sure doesn't feel like it. The biggest gainers in the past year are fuddy-duddy ...
June 27, 2016
Study: Trump budget, tax plans add at least $10T to debt
A new Washington study says Donald Trump's tax and budget plans would make the national debt skyrocket by $10 trillion or ...
June 21, 2016
Clinton warns that Trump would plunge economy into recession
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Donald Trump would send the U.S. economy back into recession, warning his "reckless" ...
June 20, 2016
Markets Right Now: Stocks surge as banks make big gains
The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing solidly higher as ...
May 25, 2016
Greece to avoid default this summer, eyes debt relief
Greece will avoid a default this summer after international creditors reached a milestone decision early Wednesday to ...
May 20, 2016
Out of the heat: Rangers plan $1B retractable-roof stadium
The Texas Rangers could be playing in a new $1 billion retractable-roof stadium by 2021 and would remain in Arlington until ...
May 19, 2016
IMF announces $5.4B loan over 3 years to Iraq
The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that it is lending $5.4 billion over three years to cash-strapped Iraq, which ...
May 17, 2016
Germans sue European Central Bank over stimulus
German opponents of the European Central Bank's latest economic stimulus program have filed a legal challenge in an attempt ...
May 16, 2016
US reveals how much Treasury debt Saudi Arabia owns
Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rose in March, with the Treasury Department revealing for the first time in four ...
May 09, 2016
Study: Sanders' economic plan piles $18T on federal debt
Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American ...
May 05, 2016
Markets Right Now: US stocks end flat after 2 down days
The Latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. U.S. stocks ended the day nearly flat as indexes ...
May 01, 2016
Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds
Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress ...
April 25, 2016
Markets Right Now: Oil drop, weak earnings weigh on stocks
The Latest on financial markets (all times local): 12:00 a.m. Asian stock markets are falling Tuesday ahead of U.S.
April 22, 2016
Argentina pays down much of its debt; US judge drops orders
Argentina paid creditors on Friday who had refused debt restructurings after its record default, ending a long-standing legal ...
April 15, 2016
Mediator: Nixing court orders speeded Argentina settlements
An appeals court ruling has speeded settlements between Argentina and bondholders and set the stage for the South American ...