TRILLION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRILLION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt rose in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190171-79/holdings-treasury-foreign-debt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190171-79/holdings-treasury-foreign-debt.html.csp">Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt rose in May</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:41:02.126-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in May to another record high. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that total foreign holdings rose 0.3 percent to $5.98 trillion, up from $5.96 trillion in April. China, the top foreign buyer of U.S. Treasury debt, increased its holdings for the first time since January, raising them by 0.6 percent to $1.27 trillion. Japan, the second-biggest foreign buyer, increased its holdings by 0.9 percent to $1.22 tril...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581901712014-07-16T09:41:02.126-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T09:41:02.126-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190171@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:41:02 MDT U.S. records $71 billion budget surplus in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58174912-68/billion-budget-government-deficit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58174912-68/billion-budget-government-deficit.html.csp">U.S. records $71 billion budget surplus in June</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T16:31:44.981-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 04:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008. The Treasury Department said Friday that its June surplus totaled $71 billion, following a $130 billion deficit in May. The government also ran a surplus in June 2013, bolstered by dividends from Fannie Mae, the mortgage giant under federal conservatorship for the past six years. For the first nine months of this budget year, the deficit totals $366 billion...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581749122014-07-11T16:31:44.981-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T16:31:44.981-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174912@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:31:44 MDT Trade talks eye $1 trillion in environmental goods http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161095-79/environmental-goods-trade-tariffs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58161095-79/environmental-goods-trade-tariffs.html.csp">Trade talks eye $1 trillion in environmental goods</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T10:35:01.815-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 10:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Diplomats from the United States, China and the European Union began talks Tuesday with 11 other countries toward a deal that would cut tariffs on almost $1 trillion of environmental goods. The proposed agreement at the World Trade Organization would cover 86 percent of trade in goods such as solar panels and wind turbines for producing energy, filters for wastewater treatment and catalytic converters for air pollution control. U.S. exports of environmental goods reached $106 billion la...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581610952014-07-08T10:35:01.815-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T10:35:01.815-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161095@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:35:01 MDT Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt increase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073770-79/debt-holdings-treasury-foreign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073770-79/debt-holdings-treasury-foreign.html.csp">Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt increase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T08:55:02.299-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in April to another record high even though China cut back on its holdings for a third straight month. The Treasury Department reported Monday that total foreign holdings rose 0.2 percent to a record $5.96 trillion, up from $5.95 trillion in March. It marked the ninth consecutive monthly increase. China, the largest foreign buyer of U.S. Treasury debt, reduced its holdings for a third month, cutting them by 0.7 perc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580737702014-06-16T08:55:02.299-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T08:55:02.299-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073770@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:55:02 MDT