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Updated by Garth Friesen on May 18, 2018
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Top Fixed-Income Stories: Week ending May 18th

Italy's populist coalition government poses new threat to eurozone

Two Italian, populist, eurosceptic parties have reached an agreement to form a government of the eurozone’s third largest economy, setting up the single currency bloc for a possible new crisis.

Here’s why U.S. oil is trading at its biggest discount to the global crude benchmark since 2015

Global benchmark Brent crude-oil and U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate took different paths on Tuesday, widening the price spread to more than $7 a barrel for the first time since mid-2015.

10-year Treasury yield spikes, spooking the stock market

Here we go again: Treasury yields are spiking, and unsettling the stock market along the way.

Harvard’s Reinhart Says Emerging Markets Are in Tougher Spot Than During ‘08 Crisis

While money managers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to UBS Wealth Management still tout investing opportunities in emerging markets, the asset class has one notable critic: Harvard professor Carmen Reinhart.

New Fed Reports Show Rising Inflation Expectations

Reports from the New York and Cleveland Federal Reserve banks should bolster officials’ confidence that inflation will continue to rise.