- Rates jump at weekly US Treasury bill auction Updated: Aug-31-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills jumped in Monday's auction, rising to their highest levels in several weeks.
- GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans" Updated: Aug-29-15 2:01 pm
TAMPA, Florida - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.
- Analysis: JLTV pursuit offers lesson for future deals Updated: Aug-29-15 1:09 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' failure to land a major military vehicle contract is a disappointment for officials who hoped to tout another "superproject" in the state. But it's not the setback that other missed economic deals have been, nor will it prompt the same level of soul-searching.
- Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season Updated: Aug-28-15 9:01 am
MOSCOW - Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week.
- Ukraine reaches debt relief deal with creditors Updated: Aug-27-15 10:13 am
MOSCOW - The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a crucial move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war.
- Arkansas package fails to secure military vehicle project Updated: Aug-25-15 7:17 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas officials expressed disappointment Tuesday that a military vehicle assembly contract they had hoped to lure with an $87 million incentive package is going to another state.
- Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now Updated: Aug-25-15 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash over spending, the analysts also warned that perilously high shortfalls will roar back unless lawmakers act.
- The Latest: Dow fell more than 600 points from day's peak Updated: Aug-25-15 5:13 pm
NEW YORK - The latest on the global financial market turmoil (all times local):
- Mississippi high court rejects bond issue challenge Updated: Aug-21-15 8:10 am
MERIDIAN, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a challenge to a $3.2 million bond issue approved by the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors.
- Agency warns Alaska that bond rating could be lowered Updated: Aug-18-15 8:19 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A ratings agency says Alaska's bond rating could be lowered if more isn't done by the state to address its large budget deficit.
- Moody's cuts Mississippi Power rating despite rate increase Updated: Aug-18-15 7:35 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - An emergency rate increase granted by regulators was not enough to keep a bond rating agency from downgrading Mississippi Power Co.'s debt.
- Iraq's economy battered by Islamic State war, low oil prices Updated: Aug-18-15 11:19 am
BAGHDAD - In business since the 1960s, Karim al-Aboudi's family has seen Iraq's economy boom with oil wealth and bust through wars and the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, but today marks the worst downturn he's seen in decades.
- Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities up in June Updated: Aug-17-15 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rebounded in June following two straight months of declines.
- Merkel sees no certainty that Greek bailout will succeed Updated: Aug-16-15 11:23 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's no certainty the latest bailout for Greece will succeed but she is hopeful the country can overcome its economic crisis if it adheres to the agreements forged with its creditors.
- Rhode Island Housing to reinvest after bond restructuring Updated: Aug-15-15 11:29 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Housing has refinanced $60 million in bonds for single-family home mortgages and plans to use the savings to reinvest in its programs.
- Lafayette board approves bonds to pay for new high school Updated: Aug-14-15 8:31 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School Board has agreed to use $66 million in bonds for construction of a new high school in Youngsville. Under a proposal released Thursday night, that money would pay for the first phase of the school. That phase would open in August 2017 for 1,400 freshmen and sophomores.
- Edward Jones to pay $20M to settle federal bond sales probe Updated: Aug-13-15 12:41 pm
ST. LOUIS - Edward Jones has agreed to pay more than $20 million to settle claims by federal regulators that the brokerage firm and its former head of municipal underwriting overcharged customers in new municipal bonds sales, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.
- US judge: Argentine assets considered commercial in dispute Updated: Aug-12-15 9:24 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A U.S. federal judge in New York sanctioned Argentina on Wednesday, ruling that he will consider Argentine government assets in the U.S. as commercial property in a long-running dispute over the South American nation's debt.
- Kansas public pension system says funding gap has shrunk Updated: Aug-12-15 2:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The public pension system for Kansas teachers and government workers says its long-term financial health improved last year.
- Kansas officials defend pension bonds after Moody's report Updated: Aug-12-15 1:55 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials are defending the state's decision to sell $1 billion in bonds in an effort to boost the financial health of its public pension system after a rating agency's report suggested the move won't help much.
- Board allows All Aboard Florida to issue bonds Updated: Aug-05-15 10:43 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Members of a Florida bond-financing board Wednesday night unanimously gave permission for a private company to issue $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds to build a passenger rail from Miami to Orlando.
- Voters reject bond measure for new Dallas County jail Updated: Aug-05-15 8:44 am
Bond proposals to build a replacement jail in Dallas County and new recreational facilities in Polk City have been rejected.
- Goldman Sachs raises range of potential legal costs Updated: Aug-03-15 1:10 pm
NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised the upper end of its estimate for "reasonably possible" legal expenses to $5.9 billion, according to a regulatory filing.