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The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division appears to have received a complaint about alleged anti-competitive practices and is looking into it.
The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division is conducting an inquiry into whether certain brokers' brokers have engaged in anti-competitive practices with regard to pricing for secondary market municipal bond trades, according to industry officials.
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board will no longer stick to its Dec. 7 implementation date for its best execution rule, but will instead set the date to fall four months after it releases its guidance on the rule, the self-regulator said Thursday.  more »
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority still has months of work ahead to come to agreement on such issues as the maturity structure for its new bonds and improvements to its efficiency.  more »
Bond Buyer Markets Reporters Chip Barnett and Aaron Weitzman
Prices of top-rated municipal bonds finished little changed on Thursday, traders said, as yields on some maturities were steady to as much as one basis point stronger.  more »
Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$1,000,000
DASNY
NY
Revenue bonds
09/02/15
9am ET
$392,330
Wisconsin
WI
GOs
09/01/15
11am ET
$143,035
Valparaiso Schools
IN
Revenue bonds
09/02/15
9am ET
$134,455
Lwr Colorado Rvr Auth
TX
Revenue bonds
09/02/15
9am ET
$78,560
Essex County
NJ
GOs
09/02/15
11am ET
Index
Current
Previous
High
Low
Rev. Bond
4.25%
4.20%
5.40%
4.06%
20-Bond
3.82%
3.79%
5.03%
3.29%
11-Bond
3.34%
3.31%
4.75%
3.14%
 
Current
Previous
High*
Low*
BB40 Index
123-23
123-24
132-15
107-01
Average Price
103.91
103.95
110.87
84.90
Yield to Par Call
4.13
4.12
6.35
3.31
Yield to Maturity
4.42
4.42
5.34
3.94

(* for calendar year)

Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$26,500
McCamey ISD
TX
GOs
09/03/15
10:30am ET
$25,055
Sienna Plantation MUD 12
TX
GOs
09/03/15
3pm ET
$15,860
Encinitas PFA
CA
Revenue bonds
09/03/15
1pm ET
$8,656
Cass Co. Govt Bldg
IN
GOs
09/03/15
11am ET
$5,700
Waterville CSD
NY
BANs
09/03/15
11:30am ET

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