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UPDATE 1-Speculators raise U.S. 10-year T-note net shorts -CFTC

Speculators' net bearish bets on U.S. 10-year Treasury note futures rose earlier this week after longer-dated yields fell to their lowest levels since late August, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. Treasury yields have fallen in recent weeks on worries about slowing economic gro

Intel, TPG in talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo for over $4.2 bln -CNBC

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC is in early talks to buy security software company McAfee from TPG Capital and Intel Corp for more than $4.2 billion, CNBC reported https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/14/intel-tpg-in-talks-to-sell-mcafee-to-thoma-bravo.html on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Speculators raise U.S. 10-year T-note net shorts -CFTC

Speculators' net bearish bets on U.S. 10-year Treasury note futures rose earlier this week after longer-dated yields fell to their lowest levels since late August, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The amount of speculators' bearish, or short, positions in 10-year Treasury futures exceeded bullish, or long, positions by 393,802 contracts on Dec. 11, according to the CFTC's latest Commitments of Traders data. A week earlier,

MONEY MARKETS-U.S. fed funds rate shows less lending strain

A barometer on U.S. overnight bank borrowing costs remained below what the Federal Reserve pays banks on excess reserves on Thursday for a third straight day, suggesting some easing in lending strain, New York Federal Reserve data released on Friday showed.

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