Debt and bond markets

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speak at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signaling that it expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Patrick Gentry
December 19, 2018 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that future interest rate decisions will likely depend more on newly released economic data than in the recent past. This would allow the Fed greater...
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FILE - This August 2010 file photo shows a sign for Moody's Corp. in New York. Concerns are building from Washington to Wall Street about the trillions of dollars in debt that U.S. businesses have racked up, particularly by companies with relatively weak finances. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 14, 2018 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn't get the message. For much of the past decade, companies have borrowed at super-low interest rates and used the money to buy back...
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A visitor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after gains on Wall Street but investors continued to watch for news about U.S.-China trade friction. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
December 07, 2018 - 4:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares rebounded in Europe and Asia on Friday as worries over U.S.-China trade friction were calmed by conciliatory comments from Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX climbed 0.7 percent to 10,884.39 and the CAC 40 in France advanced 1.3 percent to 4,840.54. Britain's FTSE 100 jumped...
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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 - 11:04 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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November 29, 2018 - 3:44 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico announced 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...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks after Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis awarded him with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service at the Pentagon, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 29, 2018 - 1:15 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday named immigration and the national debt as his two biggest regrets as he prepares to leave office after 20 years in Congress, saying he has no immediate plans to return to public office. The Republican lawmaker from Wisconsin, the...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, led by solid gains in big technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 28, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street, powering a 600-point gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at slower interest rate increases. The market snapped higher shortly...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo trader Thomas Ferrigno, right, and specialist Gregg Maloney work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 13, 2018 - 12:30 pm
U.S. stock indexes veered higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, bouncing back from an uneven start. Gains in technology companies, banks and industrial stocks outweighed losses in household goods sellers, utilities and elsewhere in the market. Energy stocks slumped as the price of crude oil headed...
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Specialist Peter Mazza, left, and trader Anthony Carannante work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains for Boeing and other industrial companies are offset by losses elsewhere in the market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 24, 2018 - 10:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Shares have fallen moderately in Asia after the latest torrent of selling on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index sank sharply on the open Thursday but leveled off, regaining some lost ground. By mid-...
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Specialist Gregg Maloney, left, and trader Timothy Nick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains for Boeing and other industrial companies are offset by losses elsewhere in the market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 24, 2018 - 5:41 pm
Another torrent of selling gripped Wall Street Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points and erasing its gains for the year. The Nasdaq composite, with a hefty roster of tech stocks, bore the brunt of the sell-off, leaving it more than 10 percent below its...
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