public finance agencies and treasuries

US Treasury considering 50-year bond

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday floated the idea of the US government issuing an ultra-long government bond next year, if there's demand.

Asian markets edge higher

Asian markets mostly moved cautiously higher Friday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech for clues on whether the US central bank will cut interest rates in the future.

Bad economic news raises political risks for Trump

President Donald Trump enjoyed a brief stock market bounce after deciding to delay his threatened tariffs on Chinese-made cell phones and toys, but Wednesday's very bad day for the US stock market underscored the grim economic reality facing the President as he runs for reelection.

Dow closes higher after China blinks

The Dow and the broader US stock market rebounded Tuesday, driven by optimism that currency tensions between the United States and China would ease.