Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it has lowered its long-term rating to BB from BBB-minus on Michigan Finance Authority's series 2005 and series 2010 bonds, issued on behalf of Old Redford Academy and placed the ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications.
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.
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