Stocks soar on hopes for deal to avoid US default - Yahoo Finance
"There were hopeful signs in the market for short-term U.S. government debt early Thursday. The yield on the one-month Treasury bill dropped to 0.17 percent from 0.27 late Wednesday.
The yield had spiked from near zero at the beginning of the month to as high as 0.35 percent Tuesday as investors dumped the bills out of concern that the government might not be able to pay them back when they're due. Investors demand higher yields when they perceive debt as being risky."
Such lush yields! We are dead center in the ownership society, though what we own doesn't seem to yield us much.