Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills rising to the highest level in five weeks while rates on six-month bills were unchanged.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have risen for a second straight week yet remained near historically low levels.
Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record level in December despite investors in China and Japan, the two biggest foreign owners of Treasury debt, cutting back on their holdings.
US stocks opened lower on Wednesday, pulling back from record levels.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Tuesday's auction, with rates on three-month bills falling to the lowest level since mid-October.
U.S. stocks were slightly lower in midday trading Tuesday as investors continued to watch Greece's debt talks and hoped a deal would eventually be reached to keep the country from falling out of...
Puerto Rico's governor on Friday defended his proposal to create a 16 percent value-added tax as pressure built on the government to fix its finances.
A top European Central Bank official says the bank's new 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) monetary stimulus could "fall on barren ground" if governments do not cut red tape and excessive regulation.