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Christine Albano

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Connecticut Anchors Primary Calendar of Nearly $8 Billion
November 16, 2014 Volume is forecast to more than double to nearly $7.9 billion this week as Connecticut makes its way to the helm of the...

Muni Legend and Pioneer James A. Lebenthal Dies at 86
November 14, 2014 The innovative businessman whose family was often referred to as the first family of New York City municipal bonds is...

Investors Call 30-Plus Maturities Attractive at the Right Price
November 13, 2014 Buyers showed a willingness to go long as $394.42 million New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority's bonds and $205.43...

Century Bonds Spur Interest, May Never Enter Muni Mainstream
November 10, 2014 While taxable century bond deals have recently gained in popularity among select issuers, they are less likely to become a...

Volume Dips to $6 Billion; Hawaii GO Deal Leads the Pack
November 9, 2014 After a two-week climb, volume in the primary market may dip below $6 billion this week as a general obligation offering from...

Retail Demand Thrives Amid Debate over Direct Ownership or Mutual Funds
November 3, 2014 Despite the recent numbers, municipal experts said demand continues to be heavy for municipal bonds both for direct...

Volume Expected to Approach $9 Billion, with NYC TFA at the Helm
November 1, 2014 The new-issue activity this week will be led by a $700 million New York City Transitional Finance Authority sale of future tax...

Market Close: Eerily Quiet Finish for Munis
October 31, 2014 It was an eerily quiet close to the week for the municipal market on Friday as traders said there was more of a lull than...

Market Post: Subtle Moves Ahead of Illinois Toll Bond Pricing
October 30, 2014 Municipals were trading in sympathy with Treasuries Thursday morning, as the market digested the news that the Federal Reserve...

Market Post: Munis Quiet as Illinois Toll Deal Offers Attractive Yields
October 30, 2014 The municipal market was quiet Thursday afternoon, with an unchanged tone from the open as the $400 million Illinois State...


The Allen Park, Mich., case marks the first time a city official has been charged on the theory that he "controlled" the persons who committed the primary securities law violations, even though he isn't alleged to have participated or even known of the conduct at issue.

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