WASHINGTON — Maryland issued $738.4 million of general obligation bonds this week, achieving its second-lowest interest rate since 1988, according to Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp.

About $56.1 million of Series A bonds were sold on a negotiated basis exclusively to retail investors and $682.3 million were sold competitively, including $543.9 million of Series B tax-exempt bonds and $138.4 million of Series C tax-exempt refunding bonds.

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