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  • Gold hits record high on debt fears and chance of more Fed stimulus

     
    Gold closed at a record high Tuesday, surpassing its previous high set in May, as some investors ran back to the classic haven amid global financial markets’ latest turmoil. The metal also got a boost as the minutes of the......
  • U.S. unemployment rate rises to 9.2%, raising doubts about recovery

     
    The U.S. employment picture went from bad to ugly in June as employers added almost no new net jobs and the unemployment rate edged up for the third straight month, to 9.2%. The report Friday from the Labor Department was......
  • Dismal jobs report shows unemployment rising to 9.2%

     
    The U.S. employment picture went from bad to ugly last month as employers added almost no new net jobs and the unemployment rate edged up for the third straight month, to 9.2%. The report Friday from the Labor Department is......
  • U.S. AAA bond rating put under review for possible downgrade, Moody's says

     
    The U.S. could lose its Aaa bond rating if the Treasury’s debt ceiling isn’t raised soon, Moody’s Investors Service warned Wednesday. Moody’s formally put the U.S. rating under review for a possible downgrade, making good on a...
  • Buyers flock to 30-year Treasury bond sale despite debt rating risk

     
    The U.S. Treasury saw robust demand Thursday at its auction of new 30-year bonds, showing investors so far are largely unmoved by the risk of a cut in America’s credit rating. The Treasury sold $13 billion in bonds at a......
  • Debt-ceiling doubts [Most commented]

     
    If the debt-ceiling is raised, Republicans will still need to be convinced that the Treasury Department does need to borrow money to pay off America’s debt, and that a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget is a bad policy, The......
  • Standard & Poor's warns of possible News Corp. downgrade

     
    With fallout from the News of the World phone hacking scandal far from contained, corporate ratings firm Standard & Poor's on Monday said that it was putting Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on its "CreditWatch" list, which could result in a......
  • Greece bailout: What 'selective bond default' means

     
    For Europe, the unthinkable now is reality: A euro zone country -- Greece -- is defaulting on its debt, as its bond investors are being asked to swap their securities for new ones with less appealing terms. The idea is......
  • European markets end mixed on new debt-crisis plan

     
    European stock and bond markets showed a mixed reaction Friday to the European Union's new plan to bail out Greece and to backstop other financially struggling member countries....
  • With default threat looming, Treasury asks investors to buy $99 billion in new bonds

     
    The U.S. Treasury may not have enough money to pay interest on its debt and other bills come Aug. 2, but it still wants to raise $99 billion selling new bonds over the next three days. The government will auction......
  • S&P chief says firm's analysts don't believe U.S. will default

     
    This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. The head of Standard & Poor's told lawmakers Wednesday the credit rating firm's analysts don't believe the U.S. will default on its obligations but are waiting for a......
  • It's time for Congress to make a deal [Most commented]

     
    The clock is ticking and its time for Congress to put aside partisanship and make a deal, The Times' editorial board wrote Wednesday. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is struggling for support on a plan that would risk replicating......