Rating agencies delivered mixed news to Illinois Friday as the state's failure to overhaul its pension system prompted a downgrade from Standard & Poor's while Moody's affirmed.
Illinois Hit with Standard & Poor's Downgrade: Moody's Holds Steady
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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