Paul Burton

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Distressed Cities Don't Scare Amalgamated
April 24, 2014 Union-owned Amalgamated Bank has been carving a niche for itself with bond transactions in Harrisburg and Scranton, Pa., and...

Pennsylvania Official: Don't Limit Cities' Act 47 Stays
April 23, 2014 Limiting the stays of Pennsylvania cities in the workout program for distressed communities could be counterproductive, said...

Stringer: Fix N.Y. City Housing Problems
April 23, 2014 Housing in New York City became less affordable since 2000 as the median apartment rent rose by 75% while real incomes...

Moody's Revises Bucks County, Pa., to Negative
April 22, 2014 Moody's revised its outlook on Bucks County, Pa., to negative, affecting $387 million in general obligation bonds and...

No Prison or Fine For Bid-Rigger Campbell
April 22, 2014 Former Bank of America executive Douglas Lee Campbell received no fine or prison from federal Judge Kimba Wood for his role in...

Massachusetts to Sell More Green Bonds
April 22, 2014 Massachusetts is preparing to offer another round of so-called green bonds to investors, state Treasurer Steven Grossman said...

Pennsylvania: $42M Million for Water Infrastructure
April 22, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett announced the investment of $41.7 million in 13 nonpoint source, drinking water and wastewater projects...

Actor Baldwin to Raise Funds for Central Falls
April 22, 2014 Actor Alec Baldwin will visit Rhode Island on June 7 to help raise money for the Adams Memorial Library in formerly bankrupt...

Analysts: Lingering Rhode Island Pension Suit Casts Pall
April 21, 2014 Rhode Island's failed attempt to settle a lawsuit challenging its pension overhaul law casts uncertainty over the state's...

Memo to Distressed Cities: Think Long-Term, Too
April 17, 2014 Public finance experts cite greater awareness about the need to think beyond immediate crisis management.




A recent phenomenon is the emergence of bonds with shorter call protection as funding alternatives for municipalities. However, the shorter call protection also dampens the potential upside for investors, which in turn reduces the price they are willing to pay.

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