Government securities

A man stands next an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Shares were moderately lower in Asia on Wednesday following a bloodletting on Wall Street as goodwill generated by a truce between the U.S. and China over trade evaporated in confusion over exactly what the two sides had agreed upon.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 04, 2018 - 8:04 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street plunged amid confusion about what Washington and Beijing agreed to in a tariff cease-fire. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 1.6 percent to 26,840.74 points and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.7 percent to 2,647.55...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo specialist Michael Pistillo watches the screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. One of the most reliable warning signals for recession just got a bit brighter. It lies in the bond market, and when it’s turned on at full-brightness, it has preceded every one of the U.S. economy’s recessions for more than half a century. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 04, 2018 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most reliable warning signals for a recession just got a bit brighter. The signal is called the "yield curve," and it shows how the bond market is feeling about the U.S. economy's long-term prospects. On Tuesday the yield curve signaled caution and, along with worries...
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November 29, 2018 - 1:40 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico said Thursday that it has completed its first debt-restructuring deal since the government announced it was bankrupt more than three years ago, giving creditors overall $550 in new bonds for each $1,000 they had held. The agreement was...
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November 23, 2018 - 10:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): ____ 1:00 p.m. Stocks are closing lower in a shortened session Friday as energy stocks fall along with the price of oil. The S&P 500 closed in what's known on Wall Street as a correction — 10 percent below its...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, center, check his phone as he is flanked by his two deputies Luigi Di Maio, left, and Matteo Salvini, sipping a coffee, during a discussion on an anticorruption decree, at the Lower Chamber of Deputies, in Rome, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 4:25 am
MILAN (AP) — Investors are snubbing Italian bonds as a battle heats up between the nation's populist government and the European Commission over the country's budget. Orders for the four-year Italian bonds on Thursday reached 2.16 billion euros ($2.47 billion), well below the more than 8 billion...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, teachers hold banners during a protest against the high cost of living, in Zimbabwe's capital Harare. One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. A year later Zimbabwe's economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask 'What has changed?' (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 12, 2018 - 4:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. Tanks rolled in the streets of the capital, Harare, on Nov. 14, 2017, and the military put Mugabe under house arrest, in reaction to Mugabe's firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
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This long exposure picture shows cars driving on the highway with the Banking district in background in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 02, 2018 - 1:23 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe-wide stress tests show that big banks would come through a theoretical financial crisis in better shape than in the last such test two years ago. But several analysts said the test didn't mean Europe could sound the all-clear about potential trouble from Italian...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo specialist Gregg Maloney, left, and trader Timothy Nick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 02, 2018 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Friday as a big loss from Apple drags technology companies lower and an increase in interest rates hurts high-dividend companies. The world's largest technology company forecast weak revenue and said it will stop disclosing quarterly iPhone sales. Apple is on...
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Left to right: vice premier Luigi Di Maio, premier Giuseppe Conte and vice premier Matteo Salvini, pose as they arrive for a press conference at Chigi's Palace, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 20 2018. Italy's government vowed Saturday to engage in constructive talks with the European Union as it still gave final approval to a rule-busting budget and brushed off a ratings downgrade triggered by its higher-than-expected deficit targets. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union set up a high-stakes battle with Italy, one of the bloc's biggest economies, over who has final control over a member state's budget after the executive Commission took the unprecedented step of ordering the country to revise its public spending plans. In a move...
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The handheld device of trader Robert Oswald is reflected in his glasses as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Strong earnings are sending U.S. stocks higher Friday at the end of a choppy week of trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 19, 2018 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and are bouncing between small gains and losses in late afternoon trading, capping a week of unusually choppy trading. Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble is on pace for its biggest gain in 10 years after reporting strong sales of...
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