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Phil McConkey celebrates at 1987’s Super Bowl XXI at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, in which he scored a touchdown in the New York Giants’ win. Today, McConkey is president of Academy Securities.
Former high-level athletes, such as New York Giants Super Bowl champion Phil McConkey, talk about sports experiences ranging from Rose Bowl to Wembley, and reflect on how their experiences on the field help them today in finance careers.
Alan Anders, who has spearheaded New York City's bond financing programs for nearly a quarter century, will be honored with The Bond Buyer's inaugural "Jim Lebenthal Infrastructure Champion" award next month.  more »
A sales tax hike to support $1.7 billion in annual transportation and education funding will go before Michigan voters under a plan lawmakers approved in a compromise with Gov. Rick Snyder.  more »
The Securities and Exchange Commission has named former Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board general counsel Gary Goldsholle as a deputy director in its Division of Trading and Markets.  more »
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Michigan-based Trinity Health is acquiring the Connecticut-based Saint Francis Care in a deal that allows Trinity to expand its Northeastern footprint and gives Saint Francis improved access to capital.  more »
Bond Buyer Markets Reporter Christine Albano
The municipal market followed Treasuries to slightly firmer ground at the close of trading on Friday, regaining some of the losses from Thursday’s volatile market, traders said.  more »
Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$436,410
DASNY
NY
Revenue bonds
12/16/14
9am ET
$380,450
Arizona Transport
AZ
Revenue bonds
12/16/14
9am ET
$317,285
Miami-Dade Schools
FL
Revenue bonds
12/16/14
9am ET
$314,780
Arizona Health
AZ
Revenue bonds
12/16/14
9am ET
$300,000
Chicago Metro Water
IL
GOs
12/15/14
9am ET
Index
Current
Previous
High
Low
Rev. Bond
4.43%
4.41%
5.40%
4.19%
20-Bond
3.65%
3.65%
5.03%
3.53%
11-Bond
3.50%
3.50%
4.75%
3.29%
 
Current
Previous
High*
Low*
BB40 Index
125-23
125-18
132-15
107-01
Average Price
107.62
107.51
110.53
84.90
Yield to Par Call
3.74
3.76
6.35
3.50
Yield to Maturity
4.30
4.30
5.34
3.94

(* for calendar year)

Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$245,000
Colorado
CO
RANs
12/22/14
11am ET
$3,285
West Orange Twp
NJ
Notes
12/22/14
11am ET
$1,200
Gary Comm Sch Corp
IN
GOs
12/22/14
1pm ET

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