Government debt

Trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 20, 2017. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, led by losses in banks after Britain announced it will formally trigger the process of leaving the European Union. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 20, 2017 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After an early-afternoon slump, U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Monday in a quiet day of trading. Banks fell along with bond yields as stocks declined for a third straight day. Lower bond yields hurt banks because they force interest rates down on mortgages and other kinds of...
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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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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016 file photo, a man walks past the Bank of Japan building. Japan's central bank opted Thursday, March 16, 2017, to keep its monetary policy steady, as the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens and European Central Bank edges in that direction. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping the minus 0.1 percent benchmark interest rate unchanged while working toward a 2 percent inflation rate target. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
March 16, 2017 - 4:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Thursday to retain its ultra-lax monetary stimulus, citing U.S. policy changes as one of the risks for the global economic outlook. The Bank of Japan gave no indication it was leaning toward cutting back on the massive purchases of government bonds it is...
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