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Port Authority Weighs Risk of $1.2B WTC Loan Guarantee
April 24, 2014 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, operating under increased public scrutiny after the "bridgegate" scandal, is...

S&P Gives New Hampshire Negative Outlook
April 23, 2014 Standard & Poor's has revised its outlook on New Hampshire's general obligation AA bond rating to negative from stable.

DiNapoli Proposes Expertise for Fiscally Stressed Localities
April 22, 2014 New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has proposed legislation to give money to fiscally-stressed localities to hire financial...

Puerto Rico's Employment Picture Continues Improvement
April 21, 2014 Puerto Rico's employment situation continued improvement in March.

New York Getting Its Finances in Order, DiNapoli Says
April 21, 2014 New York State won praise from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for improving its finances.

Report Shows Puerto Rico GDB's Exposure to Highways/Transportation Authority
April 17, 2014 The Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico has posted its auditor's report on fiscal 2013 showing the GDB's exposure to...

New Jersey's March Revenues Are 7% Short
April 17, 2014 New Jersey government's March revenues came in 7% lower than expected, adding to financial pressure on the state.

Ratings Agencies Comment on Puerto Rico Pension Decision
April 16, 2014 If Puerto Rico cannot find a way to address the deficit in the commonwealth’s teachers' pension, it would be a credit...

Moody's Improves Outlook on Burlington, Vt. to Stable
April 16, 2014 Moody's Investors Service improved its outlook on Burlington, Vt.'s Baa3 general obligation rating to stable.

Analysts See Signs of Puerto Rico Economic Stabilization
April 11, 2014 After seven years where Puerto Rico's economy generally declined, several economists say there are signs that it is stabilizing.

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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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