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Financial and Forex Info | U.S, Treasury - Rates Updates

 U.S, Treasury  Rates Updated Daily Treasury Yield Curve Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available Daily Treasury Long-Term Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available   Daily Treasury Long-Term Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available .  Daily Treasury Real Long-Term Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available . 

CBS | Evening News Top Stories | Libya's rebels outgunned, and on the run

EVENING NEWS TOP STORIES         Hi everyone, This is Erica Hill, filling in for Katie tonight. The White House says the defection of Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa is a very big deal. For one thing, Koussa has an insider's knowledge of the Qaddafi regime. But he may also have played a major role in the 1988 Pan Am bombing. Bob Orr takes a close look at this controversial figure. Meanwhile, if the U.S. won't arm the Libyan rebels, who will? David Martin checks out that part of the story. And we'll hear from Mandy Clark, who's with the Libyan rebels-still in retreat in the face of new attacks by Qaddafi forces. Tiny amounts of radiation have turned up in milk on the U.S. west coast. Authorities insist the amounts are thousands of times below dangerous levels. Tonight, John Blackstone examines what officials are doing to monitor the spread of radiation from Japan. Yucca Mountain was supposed to be the final resting place fo

Financial & Forex Info | The Australian Business Briefing: Wall St has best Q1 in 13 years

Australian Business update for Fri Apr 01 08:23:28 EST 2011 Wall St has best Q1 in 13 years UPDATED Kristina Peterson US stocks closed lower after a late slide today but still managed to finish with their best first quarter in more than a decade. Gold hits record close on EU jitters Tatyana Shumsky GOLD jumped to a new record settlement today on worries about Europe's financial system and forecasts for higher gold demand from India. Irish banks need $33bn capital rescue David Enrich IRELAND'S banks face a 24 billion euros ($33bn) capital shortfall that will likely need to be plugged largely by the country's taxpayers. ASX still hopeful of selling SGX deal Jennifer Hewett, National affairs correspondent DAVID Gonski and Robert Elstone believe they can persuade Canberra to approve the takeover of the ASX by its Singapore counterpart. Recharged Alinta in hunt for customers Tracy Lee A REINVIGORATED Ali

Financial & Forex Info | The Australian Capital Circle : Walking in Whitlam's shadow.

Walking in Whitlam's shadow   Julia Gillard has called for the ALP to learn from the NSW election, invoking Gough Whitlam and criticising the Greens. The PM's diary:  Julia Gillard is in Sydney today for a day of meetings. She has no public events in her diary at this stage. Tony Abbott is in Brisbane. After early appearances on the Today show and Melbourne radio station MTR, he had a breakfast meeting with Campbell Newman at 7.30am. Over the weekend: Liberal Immigration spokesman Scott Morrison will be interviewed by Hugh Riminton on Channel 10's Meet the Press . Steve Lewis from News Limited and Eleanor Hall from the ABC are on the panel. Sky's Contrarians are Steve Kallis from Unions WA, former Rudd speechwriter Troy Bramston, Julian Leeser from the Menzies Research Centre and Fairfax columnist Rhys Muldoon . On Sunday, Australian Agenda will feature Infrastructure minister Anthony Albanese in the studio, WA Premier Colin Barnett in a

Financial & Forex Info | Kitco New York M arket Close Report

New York Market Close Mar 31/11 05:20 PM EDT Metals Bid Ask Change Low High Gold 1431.80 1432.80 8.00 0.56% 1424.70 1440.80 Silver 37.67 37.69 0.19 0.51% 37.47 38.00 Platinum 1764.00 1772.00 -2.00 -0.11% 1764.00 1796.00 Palladium 762.00 767.00 11.00 1.46% 755.00 775.00

Financial & Forex Info News | Reuters Technology Report: China's Baidu to shut e-commerce platform

The hunted became the hunter when Microsoft filed its first-ever complaint to antitrust regulators , claiming that Google thwarts Internet search competition. Thomas Vinje, who led a coalition that won EU fines against Microsoft said the software maker "has learned from its own unpleasant experiences how to cause maximum disruption for its competitors via competition law". Google controls over 90 percent of the Internet search advertising market in Europe, well ahead of Microsoft's Bing. And browsers such as Firefox and Google's Chrome have eaten away at the market lead by Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Google is tightening control over its "open" Android operating system to reduce fragmentation and restrict additional partnerships that it doesn't understand, Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance and Peter Burrows writes. Google says its procedures are about quality control, early bug fixes, and building toward a "common denominator&

NYT | Afternoon Business News: The Fed's Crisis Lending: A Billion Here, a Thousand There

BUSINESS DealBook In Berkshire Resignation, Perception Matters By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN In an interview, David L. Sokol seemed unaware of how his questionable trades would be seen by the public. The Fed's Crisis Lending: A Billion Here, a Thousand There By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM At the height of the crisis, the nation's biggest and smallest banks alike lined up for loans at the Fed's discount window. Irish Banks Need an Additional ‚24 Billion, Central Bank Says By LANDON THOMAS Jr. The results of a stress test raised the total bill for bailing out Ireland's banks to ‚70 billion, or around $99 billion. After Japanese Crisis, New Urgency to Develop Radiation Drugs By ANDREW POLLACK Experts say that progress has been made in developing treatments for radiation poisoning. But many obstacles remain. Uneven Nature of Recovery Highlighted in Europe By MATTHEW SALTMARSH Portugal's budget situation worsened even as the economic picture

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters Daily Investor Update: Wall Street ends a strong quarter optimistic on payrolls

  LATEST NEWS Wall Street ends a strong quarter optimistic on payrolls NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a solid quarter with the barest of moves on Thursday, as investors looked ahead to Friday's U.S. jobs report to provide a catalyst to push indexes to new highs for the year. | Full Article Berkshire's Sokol defends self, lawyers get calls March 31, 2011 02:37 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Berkshire Hathaway executive David Sokol on Thursday said he has invested in companies he then recommended for acquisition in the past, a day after Berkshire disclosed Sokol pushed Lubrizol Corp to Warren Buffett after investing in it. | Full Article WTO raps U.S. subsidies to Boeing March 31, 2011 02:29 PM ET GENEVA (Reuters) - Planemaker Boeing received at least $5.3 billion of banned U.S. subsidies, the World Trade Organization said on Thursday in a dispute that shows no signs of an end to bitter transatlanti

CBS | Polical Hotsheet Top Stories: White House: U.S. no longer in lead on Libya

CBS POLITICAL HOTSHEET TOP STORIES White House: U.S. no longer in lead on Libya In press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says U.S. has ceded lead on Libya operations, still no decision on arming Libyan rebels Read full story Union battles erupt nationwide after Wisconsin Several states are taking up legislation to scale back collective bargaining rights -- and in many cases, spurring protests Read full story Boehner resists budget deal amid Tea Party anger House Speaker says Republicans have not agreed to plan to cut $33 billion from budget; Tea Partier says he "must go" Read full story Trump, O'Reilly spar over birther issue In series of media appearances, Donald Trump continues to press the birther issue, slams the media for asking him about it Read full story GOP Sen.: Use force to take out Qaddafi regime With party divided, freshman senator calls for Congress

The Washington Post Afternoon Edition | Politics: GOP freshmen resist budget deal

HEADLINES: 1) GOP freshmen resist budget deal A day after Vice President Biden outlined a potential budget agreement, some Republicans said its terms seemed too weak. » Read full article 2) THE FIX: The rapid rise of Marco Rubio After months of keeping an intentionally low profile, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has stepped onto the national stage — in a major way — twice in just the last 24 hours. » Read full article 3) Weiner jabs Boehner: ‘What am I, like, Anthony WAY-ner?’ Lawmakers delivered the jokes at last night’s Congressional Correspondents’ Awards Dinner. » Read full article 4) Obama’s opportunity in Libya Early signs are not good for the president, but polling suggests the situation isn’t an albatross yet. » Read full article 5) Congressional Black Caucus: 40 years of evolution Forty years ago, the purpose of a caucus to represent African Americans in Congress seemed clearer than it does today. » Read full article