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Ferguson to Return to Voters
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Wisconsin Defends Debt Manuever
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Daniel Berger, Senior Market Strategist at Municipal Market Data, talks about the recent rally in municipal bonds which has brought long-term yields down to record lows. He talks about continuing demand from retail investors in light of the upcoming Summer redemption season and he discusses the allure that the American tax-exempt market has for overseas buyers. He outlines the recent spread compression in quality credits and also looks at some of the market's outliers -- Puerto Rico and Chicago.

Our legislation would preserve money market funds as a source of liquidity and capital for public the infrastructure needs of our citizens.

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