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Cities and Counties have had to question long-term revenue forecasts that were based on fundamentals that may no longer be present in their post-COVID economies. This uncertainty is particularly unsettling as COVID relief funds are spent down. Issuers, their advisors, and sector professionals will discuss their view of these challenges amidst those of the broader
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Citing sustained progress on pension funding and debt reduction, Moody’s Investors Service Friday lifted its rating outlook on New Jersey to positive from stable, while affirming its issuer and general obligation bond ratings at A2. “The positive outlook is supported by the likelihood the state will continue its current practices for managing reserves and long-term
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As Celsius’ bankruptcy proceedings continue, the court’s trustee William Harrington appointed an examiner on Thursday in order to review the company’s finances, according to a filing submitted on September 29. On the same day, state securities officials from Vermont and Texas filed objections to the crypto lender accessing the company’s stablecoin cache. 15 days prior
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Newly built houses in the Denham Court suburb of Sydney, Australia. Mortgage rates have fallen to below 2% in recent years, but interest rates are rising rapidly in Australia. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images SYDNEY — In a country where real estate ownership dominates barbecue conversations and dinner parties, Australian Lili Zhang is like
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The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority plans to execute a major solar energy deal in October to help insulate itself from fossil fuel price spikes. WAPA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Smith said the authority, after considering proposals from several companies, is particularly interested in two companies that would install solar panels and batteries
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Municipals were slightly weaker in spots Thursday while a more robust primary market provided distraction again as the New York Urban Development Corp. sold $1.4 billion in the competitive market. U.S. Treasuries were weaker 10 years and in, and equities sold off. Outflows from municipal bond mutual funds intensified as investors pulled $3.601 billion out
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JPMorgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon feels threatened by how the crypto space is disrupting the payment systems, stated Shark Tank host and multi-millionaire venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary speaking at a Converge22 panel on Sept. 28.  O’Leary made his remarks after Dimon declared himself as a “major skeptic” on “crypto tokens, which you call currency, like
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Lauren Taylor Wolfe, center, Roy Swan, left, and Shundrawn Thomas at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha, Sept. 8, 2022. Scott Mlyn | CNBC ESG and sustainable investing generally have come under fire recently, with critics pointing to a lack of transparency and differing definitions sparking confusion around what investors are actually buying. Adding to the confusion is
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As Hurricane Ian rips through Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., CoreLogic, a data analytics provider, estimates that 7.2 million single- and multifamily residences with a combined total reconstruction value of $1.6 trillion are within the moderate and high flash flood risk bands, as forecasted by the National
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Municipals were mixed Wednesday as a large primary calendar led by deals from the Texas Water Development Board and state of Illinois took the focus away from the secondary, while outflows ramped up to $2.7 billion, the largest figure since late June. U.S. Treasuries rallied hard with yields falling up to a quarter-point and equities
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Puerto Rico bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor Swain said she would approve a three-pronged approach to advancing the more than five-year-old Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority bankruptcy with a plan confirmation due by June 2023. Swain said there should be litigation on two key issues, the development of a plan of adjustment with several versions, and
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