* Shares of NXP up 6.1 pct(Adds interview with Qualcomm presiding director)
BRIEF-Elliott Associates LP Says Now Have Combined Economic Exposure Of About 7.1 Pct Stake In NXP Semiconductors NV
* ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES LP SAYS NOW HAVE COMBINED ECONOMICEXPOSUREOF ABOUT 7.1 PERCENT STAKE IN NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV AS OF FEB 16- SEC FILING
NEW YORK, Feb 20 The U.S. Treasury Department onTuesday sold record amounts of three-month and six-month billsat the highest interest rates for these maturities at auctionsin more than nine years, Treasury data showed.
WASHINGTON, Feb 20 The U.S. Supreme Court onTuesday declined to revive litigation in which shareholdersaccused the federal government of overstepping its authoritywhen it restructured mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae andFreddie Mac following the 2008 housing crisis.