November 21, 2013 |
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been labeled a warmonger, a wolf-crier and an opponent of peace at any price because of his policies on Iran. Here's what Netanyahu's critics say: His warnings of a bad deal are designed to undermine measures to slow Iran's nuclear program and test its openness to long-term solutions. His insistence on strengthening, rather than easing, sanctions will weaken Iranian moderates and drive them from the negotiating table - precisely what Netanyahu allegedly wants.
July 25, 2010 |
Forensic workers have recovered 51 bodies, some burned and mutilated, from a mass grave believed linked to Mexico's raging drug war, authorities said Saturday. The site near a trash dump in the northern border state of Nuevo Leon is the second-largest clandestine grave found in recent weeks. Nuevo Leon Gov. Rodrigo Medina said most of the dead were probably drug traffickers killed in fighting with rivals. But he acknowledged that the bodies had yet to be identified. "They could have been people linked to organized crime, [killed in]
September 30, 2013 |
The Chinese red-headed centipede is one of those creepy-crawlies you might run from. But its venom appears to hold potentially powerful medicine against pain, a group of researchers in Australia and China has found. Properly distilled and purified, the arthropod's venom proved a more potent analgesic in mice than morphine, and at doses 10 time higher than those used, appeared to have no physiological side effects such as changes in heart rate or blood pressure. That makes the colorful centipede's venom more promising as a painkiller than certain spider venoms, which operate on the same mechanism but which also affected heart function, muscles and nerves in ways that made the venoms fatal to rats.
December 14, 1994 |
Optimism on Tuesday that the Federal Reserve Board will win the war against inflation caused yields on some longer-term Treasury securities to move lower than the yields on securities with shorter maturities. The yield on the Treasury's five-year note closed at 7.83%, compared to 7.82% for the Treasury's 10-year issue. Such an inversion last occurred in September, 1989, said Hugh Johnson, chief investment officer at First Albany Corp.
February 25, 1986 |
Human remains and personal effects have been found by a U.S.-Laotian team excavating the wreckage of an American warplane shot down in 1972 during the Vietnam War, a U.S. military spokesman said Monday. The discoveries came in the early stages of the excavation in the southern Laos province of Savannakhet, which borders Thailand.
December 13, 1994 |
Municipal bond yields inched up Monday amid lingering concern about Orange County's bankruptcy filing and a rebound in yields on U.S. Treasury securities. "I still think people are afraid there will be another Orange County," said Paul Hylle, who manages about $1.6 billion in funds at IDS Financial Services. Muni yields both in and outside California jumped last week as some investors bailed out of bonds. The market had calmed Friday, but many analysts said investors remain uneasy.
June 11, 2009 |
The municipal bond market is stumbling as investors turn more cautious while states and local governments ramp up borrowing. Tax-free yields on muni bonds rose Wednesday, continuing a reversal that began about two weeks ago. California state bonds were hit particularly hard. And Los Angeles County paid double the interest rate it expected as it raised more than $1 billion by selling short-term notes. The market's demand for higher yields is pushing down prices of older fixed-rate bonds, depressing share values of muni bond mutual funds.
February 4, 1988 |
Yields on 10-year Treasury notes fell in Wednesday's auction to the lowest level in a year as the government completed the second of three major debt auctions this week. The average yield was 8.21%, down from 8.88% at the last quarterly auction on Nov. 4. It was the lowest rate since 10-year notes averaged 7.25% on Feb. 4, 1987. The notes will carry a coupon rate of 8.125%, with each $10,000 in face value selling for $9,942.70.
November 10, 1992 |
Yields on three-year Treasury notes rose in Monday's auction to the highest level in six months as the government began its $37-billion quarterly refunding. The average yield was 5.17%, up from 4.69% at the last auction Aug. 11. It was the highest rate since three-year notes averaged 5.96% on May 5. The notes will carry a coupon interest rate of 5.125%, with each $10,000 in face value selling for $9,987.70. A total of $15.56 billion in notes was sold out of bids totaling $36.12 billion.
July 15, 1990
Highest seven-day compound yields for period ended July 10. Yields represent compounded rate of return to shareholders for past seven days. Past returns are not necessarily indicative of future yields. Investment quality and maturity may vary among funds. GOVERNMENT ONLY Average 7.79% 1 Fidelity Spartan US Govt MMFk 8.69 2 Benham Govt Agency Fund k 8.41 3 Fidelity US Treasury MMF k 8.34 4 Transamerica US Govt Cash Res k 8.29 5 Dreyfus US Guar MM Acct LP k 8.25 6 Kemper Money Market Govt Port 8.