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Hospital Bankruptcies on the Rise, Firm Warns
Hospital bankruptcies are on pace to set a record in 2014 and investors should get more involved with restructuring efforts, a firm specializing the field says.
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New-issue volume is expected to decline by around $2 billion this week, as a handful of deals from California, the District of Columbia and Illinois will vie for investors’ attention. more »
Municipal funds reported their highest inflows in 11 weeks. more »
Texas will provide nearly $6 million in subsidies for Charles Schwab Corp. to add a new center in El Paso and expand its Austin operation, Gov. Rick Perry said. more »
The Bond Buyer’s muni bond indexes strengthened in the week ending July 24. more »
Samson Capital Advisors LLC, a New York-based global fixed-income investment management boutique, has tripled its assets under management in the past decade, as demand surged for wealth management advice. more »
Outflows from tax-exempt money market funds decreased to $66 million in the week ended July 21, as total net assets settled at $256.75 billion, according to The Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet.com. more »
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will expand an existing law to require California debt issuers to disclose any direct loans from banks to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission. more »
Analysts and investors are applauding the pressure Standard & Poor's is putting on issuers to disclose their outstanding direct loans. more »
The Amsterdam at Harborside plans to file for bankruptcy tonight or tomorrow, the conclusion of over a year of restructuring negotiations with bondholders. The plan does not forgive any debt, but does feature a senior and subordinate exchange offer. more »
Amid heightened demand for municipals and volume estimated to remain around $5 billion this week, competitive sales will dominate new-issue activity with a pair of Maryland general obligation offerings and an Alabama GO sale. more »
The Bond Buyer's muni bond indexes were mixed in the week ending July 17. more »
After generating historic inflows last week, tax-exempt money market fund flows returned to negative territory as they lost $1.94 billion and total net assets settled at $256.82 billion in the week more »
Janney Capital Markets is concerned that Standard & Poor's ratings for some local governments may be too high and out of step with current credit conditions. more »

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