Debt and bond markets

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 25, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also...
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Eurozone chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks at a press conference following a meeting of European finance ministers, in Valletta, Malta, Friday, April 7, 2017. Greece and its international creditors took a big step Friday toward an agreement that will ensure the cash-strapped country gets the money it needs in time to avoid a potential bankruptcy this summer. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
April 07, 2017 - 8:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its international creditors took a big step Friday toward an agreement that will ensure the country gets the money it needs to avoid a potential bankruptcy this summer but which could spell more pain for austerity-weary Greeks. For months, the bailout discussions have...
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Eurozone chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem, center, speaks with Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna, left, and French Finance Minister Michel Sapin at a meeting of European finance ministers, in Valletta, Malta, Friday, April 7, 2017. Dusselbloem said Friday that he was "in a positive mood" about a breakthrough in Greece's difficult bailout talks, but stressed an overall political deal could not be reached at Friday's meeting of finance ministers using the shared currency. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
April 07, 2017 - 7:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its international creditors took a big step Friday toward an agreement that will ensure the cash-strapped country gets the money it needs in time to avoid a potential bankruptcy this summer. For months, the bailout discussions have stalled amid disagreements over what...
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Eurozone chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem, center, speaks with Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna, left, and French Finance Minister Michel Sapin at a meeting of European finance ministers, in Valletta, Malta, Friday, April 7, 2017. Dusselbloem said Friday that he was "in a positive mood" about a breakthrough in Greece's difficult bailout talks, but stressed an overall political deal could not be reached at Friday's meeting of finance ministers using the shared currency. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
April 07, 2017 - 6:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The eurozone's top official says "significant progress" has been made between Greece and its creditors over the release of bailout loans that will ensure the country avoids going bankrupt this summer. "The big blocks have now been sorted out and that should allow us to speed up and...
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March 28, 2017 - 1:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A firebrand Greek debt activist whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. A senior state prosecutor filed the charges Tuesday against Artemis Sorras, head of the Convention of Greeks, which...
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March 28, 2017 - 11:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A firebrand Greek debt activist, whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods, has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization. A senior state prosecutor filed the charges Tuesday against Artemis Sorras, head of an organization called the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks around the world sank Monday, March 27, 2017, on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that have been in place since Election Day went into sharp reverse: The dollar’s value sank against other currencies, as did bank stocks, while prices jumped for Treasury bonds. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
March 27, 2017 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world sank Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that have been in place since Election Day went into sharp reverse: The dollar's value sank against other currencies, as did bank...
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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, left, speaks with Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, right, and European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici during a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, March 20, 2017. Finance ministers from countries using the euro single currency meet Monday to discuss Greece's debt-laden economy and their budgetary plans for 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 20, 2017 - 1:43 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its international creditors are stepping up talks on issues holding up the release of more loans to keep the country's debt-wracked economy afloat. Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said finance ministers from the 19 nations that used the shared euro currency agreed...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaling that any further hikes this year will be gradual. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says Federal Reserve officials have not had a detailed discussion yet about the possible economic impacts of President Donald Trump's economic program. She...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. After years of prep work, Gov. Jerry Brown's finance department decided Friday, March 3, 2017, that California's $64 billion high-speed rail project is ready to lay some track. The administration approved the rail authority's request to spend $2.6 billion on work in the Central Valley. The decision lets the authority ask the state treasurer's office to sell a portion of the nearly $10 billion in bonds voters approved in 2008 for a bullet train. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 03, 2017 - 11:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After years of prep work, Gov. Jerry Brown's finance department decided Friday that California's $64 billion high-speed rail project is ready to lay some track. The administration approved the rail authority's request to spend $2.6 billion on work in the Central Valley...
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