Volume is expected to trail off to less than $3 billion in what will be the last five-day trading week of 2013. A pair of Northeast deals will lead an otherwise skimpy slate of new issuance in the primary market ahead of the year-end holiday hiatus.

A $525 million sale of consolidated general obligation bonds from Massachusetts is planned for Tuesday in the competitive market, while a $283 million Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority sale to fund the city of Harrisburg's 40-year lease of its parking assets is planned for negotiated pricing on Tuesday after a retail order period on Monday.

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