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Can US Corporate Debt Markets Weather a Recession?

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With a recession looming on the horizon, the COVID-era grace period of cheap money has nearly run its course.

CBO Paints Grim Picture of Long-term US Debt Outlook

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A recent Congressional Budget Office report could play killjoy to the Biden administration’s stimulus efforts.

US Federal Debt: How Much Is Too Much?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has US public debt running at levels not seen since World War II. But the global economy of 2020 offers far fewer avenues of growth-driven escape.

COVID-19: Bailouts & US Debt

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COVID-19 bailouts have pushed US federal spending to dangerous levels, and this with the pandemic still raging in a long list of US states.

US Debt to Spike in Wake of COVID-19

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The US government debt load was already teetering on the precipice of becoming unmanageable - then COVID-19 hit.

BIS Sounds Early Alarm on US Corporate Debt

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Are collateralized loan obligations brimming with toxic corporate debt just a little bit of history repeating?

Foreign Demand for US Debt Slips in October

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China and Japan have been paring their holdings of US Treasuries over the past few months. Is this the start of a trend?

US Debt (November 20, 2018)

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Zac and Nick discuss whether the growing pile of US federal debt is cause for concern or merely business as usual.

FLASH: IMF’s Post-2009 Financial Crisis Regulatory Report Card

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The IMF’s latest report warns that the global financial system hasn’t yet fully learned the lessons of 2009.

Will Foreign Buyers Sour on US Debt?

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Will foreign buyers like China and Japan step in to finance Washington’s latest deficit spending binge?

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