The Empire State Manufacturing Survey showed manufacturing activity "declined at a modest pace" in New York State, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Thursday as the general business conditions index improved to negative 5.22 in November from negative 6.16 in October.
Before the financial crisis of 2008-09, it would have been significant news if yields on municipal bonds had exceeded those on Treasury securities at any maturity, and that occurrence likely would have attracted a variety of investors seeking to take advantage of the relative-value opportunity.
the bond buyer conferences
September 25-27, 2013JW Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles, CA
October 27-29, 2013Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York, NY