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Geithner gives Congress more time on debt limit

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is giving Congress a little more breathing room to negotiate a deal that would raise the nation's borrowing limit. Full story

US default could be doomsday option for economy

The United States has never defaulted on its debt and Democrats and Republicans say they don't want it to happen now. But with partisan acrimony running at fever pitch, and Democrats and Republicans so far apart on how to tame the deficit, the unthinkable is suddenly being pondered. Full story

With much at stake, Asia voices confidence in U.S. debt

Some of the United States' biggest creditors moved to shore up confidence in its sovereign debt Tuesday after Standard & Poor's threatened to cut its credit rating on the world's top economy, touching a nerve among big holders of Treasuries. Full story

China trims holdings of US securities in February

China, the biggest buyer of U.S. Treasury securities, trimmed its holdings for a fourth straight month in February and Japan boosted its holdings one month before a devastating earthquake hit the country. Full story

Huge bond fund bets against U.S. debt

The world's largest bond fund began betting against U.S. government debt last month on the expectation that shaky finances will jolt interest rates higher. Full story

Currency of a Crisis

   Discussing whether Japan will sell US Treasuries to finance disaster relief, with Bob Iaccino, Traderoutlook.com, and Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex Currency Research.

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Microsoft sells $2.25 billion of debt at low rates

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AIG returns to debt markets after two-year hiatus

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  Turmoil in Treasuries

Treasuries suffer worst two-day selloff since fall of Lehman, with Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade.

  Outlook on Currencies, Bonds

Why investors are still running to Treasuries, with Nick Bennenbroek, Wells Fargo, and Jason Weiner, Marshall Aggregate Bond Fund

  Treasuries Bubble Trouble?

Whether now is the time to ditch Treasuries, with Marc Faber, The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report; Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital and CNBC's Sue Herera.

  The Case For Crowded Trades

Why you shouldn't necessarily get out of crowded trades like Treasuries, commodities and large caps, with Sterling Smith, Country Hedging Inc.; David Zervos, Jefferies; and Brent Wilsey, Wilsey Asset Mgmt.

  Interest Rates to Surge on China Move?

Insight on whether Treasuries will surge on a China move, with Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital.

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Federal Reserve Announces Interest Rate Decision
Federal Reserve Announces Interest Rate Decision

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: A trader talks on two phones in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange on April 27, 2011 in Chicago. The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee has announced that the key fed funds rate remains unchanged at 0-0.25 percent and stated that it will continue