Texas is Suffering From Oil Price Declines

Exports Drop, Munis Outperform, Good News on Chicago

Beware of Bad Benchmark Curves

Texas, New Jersey Economies Decline

Munis' Positive Technicals Are Offset by Risks

P3 Sector: Changes in a Developing Market

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Tax Credit Bonds: A Multiplicity of Problems

Moberly, Missouri Class-Action Highlights Underwriters' Duties in Muni Offerings

Spread(ing) Confusion

Los Angeles, Long Beach Container Volumes Reflect Export Weakness

Lessons from the Second Wave of MCDC Settlements

Why S&P and Moody's Are Getting it Wrong on Healthcare

MCDC Results Shed Light on SEC Views

Can Community Development Finance Institutions Take on Muniland?

Munis Face Disclosure Challenges

Commentary: Proposed SEC Rules Could Alter Mutual Funds' Muni-Investing Behavior

R.I., Mich. Top 'Most-Improved' List

Puerto Rico Needs Bankruptcy Regime, Treasury Official Says

Philly Fed Indexes Show Weakest States Narrowing the Gap

States Finding Infrastructure Fixes as Congress Drags Feet

Michigan Statutory Lien Bill – A Clarification of Existing Law

Why Some Bondholders Chant `Let’s Go Mets’

School Districts in Michigan Challenged by Enrollment Declines

A New Source of Revenues for Cash-Strapped Municipalities

New York's Strongest Economies Remain Fiscally Weak

Issuer, Obligor, Obligated Party — the Difference Is Critical

Poverty Rises Amid Growth in Some States, Counties

Default Risk Ratings Must Reflect Interruption Risk in Chapter 9

Balancing a City's Past Versus Its Future

Energy, Commodity Prices Create Noise in Export Statistics

Learning the Lessons of Chapter 9

Rhode Island, Michigan, Puerto Rico Labor Markets Improve

Virginia, Maryland at Risk to More Sequesters

Puerto Rico, Outflows, Rate Concerns? Munis Say `Meh'

Kentucky Wins, New Jersey Lags, in Economic Health Trend

Are Judges Displacing Elected Officials Fixing Troubled Cities' Finances?

Unemployment Claims Data Shows Diverse Picture for States

Obamacare Has Unintended Consequences for Food Stamps

New England Economy Shows Strength

Obamacare's Elevator Effect: Consolidation Up, Uncompensated Care Down

Connecticut, N.J. Economies Diverge; Puerto Rico Improves

Lessons from the SEC's First Wave of MCDC Settlements

Dispersion in State Economic Health Continues to Grow

Blind Justice? `Too Big to Fail’ Becomes `Too Rich for Jail’

It's Time to Move America Forward

The Megaproject Paradox

Cyberattacks and Breaches Going Public

The Risk First Framework: A Conservative Tool for Financial Decision Making

Muni Buyers: Beware of Tax-Deficient Analytics!

Career Zone


New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer discusses improving the city's pension system with Bond Buyer senior Northeast reporter Paul Burton. Stringer also examines the effect of the proposed state budget on the city and reminisces about his cousin, the late Congresswoman Bella Abzug.

While the SEC's MCDC Initiative has provided some clarity with regard to materiality and confirmed that the reasonable diligence standard of Rule 15c2-12 applies to both negotiated and competitive deals, no clarity has been offered with regard to the extent of the reasonable diligence obligations of those participating in competitive deals, as co-managers, syndicate members or selling dealers. ...

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