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Municipals were a little firmer in some spots while Treasuries rallied across the board, with yields falling double-digits following the Federal Reserve hiking rates 25 basis points. Equities ended up. “Investors are acknowledging that the Fed is nearing the end of its rate tightening cycle which is supporting a relief rally in stocks and lower
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The city of Miami and the county of Miami-Dade continue to rebound from the pandemic with unprecedented economic growth coupled with record low unemployment rates. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava unveiled plans to create an authority to fund innovation while Miami City Mayor Francis Suarez focused on the environment and housing affordability. “Companies will
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Republicans have finalized their roster of subcommittee chairs for the powerful House Ways and Means committee, one of the municipal market’s key panels. Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Mike Kelly will lead the newly-renamed tax subcommittee, formerly known as the Select Revenue Measures subcommittee, which writes tax policy and oversees tax collections. The position puts him in
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After five years of growth that followed a relaunch of its municipal business, UBS Financial Services cut from its banking ranks this week in the aftermath of a down year for issuance and headwinds for 2023. The firm slashed 20% of its overall municipal team — which includes banking, sales, trading and underwriting — with
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Municipals were steady Thursday in the secondary market while an $830 million deal from the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority took focus in the primary. U.S. Treasuries yields rose after the fourth-quarter gross domestic product report was better than expected and equities ended up. The three-year muni-UST ratio was at 54%, the five-year at 57%,
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Genera PR was approved to oversee Puerto Rico’s electricity generation. Gov. Pedro Pierluisi and the Puerto Rico Oversight Board both announced Wednesday they approved the selection. Genera PR is a subsidiary of New Fortress Energy. The company is a liquefied natural gas company, which, among other things, builds LNG import facilities. It plans to transform
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Roger Millar, AASHTO’s new president and chief of Washington’s Department of Transportation, joins Caitlin Devitt to talk about the rollout of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, how a tight labor market and inflation are impacting capital plans, what a divided Congress means for transportation and an update on the Pacific Northwest’s high speed rail project. (24
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Municipal bond issuers are worried about what the recently passed Financial Data Transparency Act is going to cost them to implement, they said at a recent industry gathering. “We are concerned about having to purchase new equipment or new software packages,” said Barry Fick, executive director of the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority. “You get
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Connecticut’s surplus projection for the current fiscal year received a $324.7 million boost. The Connecticut Office for Policy and Budget Management’s recently announced forecast for fiscal 2023, which runs through June, projects general fund revenue of $23.2 billion. Compared to December’s projections, revenues are up $265.3 million and expenses are down $59.4 million. That $324.7
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Bloomberg Finance LP will pay $5 million to settle charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission that the firm’s pricing service misled investors about its fixed-income bond valuations, the regulator announced Monday. Bloomberg agreed to the cease-and-desist order without admitting or denying the findings, which cover several fixed-income asset classes, including municipal bonds, but do
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