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Treasury securities held by foreign central banks exceed $3T


  • Reuters

U.S. Treasury securities held by foreign central banks crossed $3 trillion in the week ended Aug. 27. The situation signals continued demand for U.S. government debt as some governments look to manage… Read More

Second-quarter GDP revised upward to 4.2%


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Commerce Department revised its calculation of U.S. gross domestic product growth for the second quarter to 4.2%, up from the 4% reported earlier. Businesses spent more on buildings, machines and … Read More

New rules present arbitrageurs with challenges


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Regulatory changes are making it difficult for arbitrageurs to take advantage of price dislocation, potentially causing a larger distortion and greater market volatility, experts say. Read More

CPI-linked annuities can help pre-retirees


  • Fox Business

People preparing to soon retire often seek some protection from inflation. Annuities with income linked to the Consumer Price Index as well as REITs, inflation-linked Treasurys, commodities and gold c… Read More

Internal report at CFPB reveals employee complaints


  • Credit Union Times

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion highlights employee concerns about elitism, favoritism, discrimination and other management issues. … Read More