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Floating-rate securities gain more attention
trueInstitutional investors' appetite for floating-rate securities is growing, and they are eagerly anticipating the U.S. Treasury Department's January auction of floating-rate notes.
Treasury: Default could be 'catastrophic,' lead to financial crisis
trueAn extended government shutdown could make the American economy “even more susceptible” to adverse effects from a debt ceiling impasse, officials at the Treasury Department warned in a report released Thursday.
Government report says managers could hurt economy
trueThe Treasury Department said money managers could pose threats to the U.S. financial system when reaching for higher returns, herding into popular asset classes or amplifying price movements with leverage.
Budget, debt ceiling gridlock not worrying investors ... yet
trueAs Washington policymakers deal with the deadline dramas of an expiring budget resolution and the federal debt ceiling, money managers and their institutional clients are taking it all in stride.
Treasury urged bailout funds to Delphi pensions, watchdog says
trueThe U.S. government urged General Motors Co. to improve pensions of some Delphi Automotive union retirees while cutting those of salaried workers to help ensure a speedy emergence from a GM bankruptcy, the watchdog of the Troubled Asset Relief Program said.
SPARK Institute joins chorus of calls to recognize 'state of celebration'
trueThe SPARK Institute on Thursday asked the departments of Labor and Treasury to issue regulations allowing defined contribution plans to determine a participant's marital status based on “state of celebration” — where people were married — rather than “state of domicile” — where married partners ...
Marathon liquidated PPIP fund after earning Treasury 25% return
trueMarathon Asset Management, one of nine firms selected in the credit crisis to manage a government-subsidized program to revive the mortgage-bond market, liquidated its fund after handing the U.S. Treasury a 25% return.
Fiscal debt drama has chill for markets
truehe following comments were overheard at a recent meeting of Debt-aholics Anonymous.
Treasury yields fall from nine-month highs as economy contracts
trueTreasury 10-year yields fell from the highest level in nine months after a government report showed the U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter.
Monetary policy drives bond market asymmetry
trueThe Fed's action since 2008 is profoundly distorting U.S. fixed income markets.
Jack Lew nominated as next Treasury secretary
trueJack Lew was nominated to be secretary of the Treasury on Thursday by President Barack Obama, to succeed Timothy Geithner.
'Bare-bones' resolution to budget crisis seen as most likely
trueAny fiscal-cliff resolution is being seen as nothing more than a “bare-bones” extension approved by the end-of-the-year deadline.
Stocks fall for fifth day as fiscal cliff looms
trueStocks fell for a fifth day on Friday, the longest slump since September, as lawmakers prepared for talks to avoid the fiscal cliff of spending cuts and tax increases looming in January. Treasuries extended a weekly gain.
Stocks trim losses as House sets Sunday session over budget impasse
trueStocks on Thursday pared most of their early declines as the House of Representatives was said to plan a session on Sunday, fueling optimism a budget deal will be reached.
GM buying back $5.5 billion of its shares as Treasury plans exit
trueGeneral Motors announced Wednesday it will purchase $5.5 billion of its stock from the U.S. Treasury, moving the government a step closer to ending the controversial bailout of the auto industry.