President Trump is expected to focus on infrastructure in his address to Congress Tuesday amid concern that his $1 trillion 10-year plan may be sidetracked as lawmakers focus on contentious issues like repealing the affordable care act.
The weekly average yield to maturity of The Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, fell two basis points to 4.26% in the latest week from 4.28% in the previous week.
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Build America Mutual published its full year and fourth quarter financial reports, as the bond insurer saw both its claims-paying resources rise and generally accepted accounting principles pre-tax losses. more »
A change in the credit cycle may be in store for the municipal bond market as the combination of wider-than-average credit spreads and a rising-interest-rate climate threaten to restrain demand for high yield paper. more »
The Glades Correctional Development Corp. in south-central Florida said that it received a preliminary Internal Revenue Service determination that its 2006 bonds violate the private activity use test. more »
Municipal bond issuers brought a record $450.31 billion in long-term debt to market in 2016, driven by a surge in refunding volume as issuers rushed to market to take advantage of historically low rates while they still could. more »
Ohio University sports financing expert and former player agent Bob Boland sifts through the messy issue of bond financing for NFL stadiums and franchise relocation with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton.