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Credit standards easing, loan demand up: Fed survey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Small businesses and consumers were wary about taking advantage of easier credit in the first quarter, but loan demand among large firms grew, the Federal Reserve said in a report on Monday that showed credit markets thawing unevenly. Full story

Treasury prices mixed ahead of holiday weekend

Government bond prices were little changed Thursday ahead of the long holiday weekend and auctions of new debt next week. Full story

Eurozone upswing strong beyond debt crisis region

The economy of the 17-nation eurozone is rolling ahead nicely outside of the handful of countries hit by the debt crisis, as strong demand from Asia and Latin America buoy Germany and France's high-value exports of technology, industrial goods and luxury items. Full story

Bonds & Inflation Fears

   Mounting inflation fears are beginning to throw a scare into the US bond market, with Shawn Matthews, CEO Cantor Fitzgerald.

Muni-Bond Fear Factor

   Discussing whether Meredith Whitney's predictions on the muni bond market are overblown, with Thomas Doe, Municipal Market Advisors CEO, and Doug Dachille, First Principles Capital Mgmt. CEO.

Muni Bonds: Worth the Gamble?

   Why more voices say trouble is brewing in the muni bond market, with Richard Ciccarone, McDonnell Investments, and Peter Kaufman, Gordian Group.

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  Banking on Bonds in 2011

Treasurys will likely have the least attractive returns in the fixed income market in 2011, according to Leslie Barbi of RS Investments.