Bonds

Gov. Phil Murphy signed New Jersey’s largest budget into law Thursday. As the nation faces an economic slowdown, Murphy addressed a joint session of New Jersey legislators and told them that the record $50.6 billion spending package, which follows strong consecutive tax seasons and includes a $7.8 billion surplus, avoided using “temporary windfalls for long-term
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Tradeweb Markets Inc. has launched a program to connect diverse dealers with the buy-side directly through the company’s electronic marketplaces. The Spotlight Dealer Diversity Program, an initiative to highlight firms owned by women, veterans, people with disabilities and individuals of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, aims to enhance their visibility and influence with new individual
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Municipals were steady to firmer in spots in secondary trading as a large revenue bond offering from the New York City Transitional Finance Authority took the focus and saw yields lowered in a repricing. U.S. Treasuries improved on rising recession concerns while equities ended nearly flat. Municipals underperformed the moves to lower yields in UST,
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Puerto Rico bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor Swain this week approved key Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority bankruptcy documents and dates, moving the plan closer to confirmation with a final hearing set for mid-August. Swain filed her order Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, approving the Oversight Board-proposed disclosure statement, ballots, and
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Karl K. Klessig, an investor who two years ago sought to acquire the former Golden Pacific Bancorp in Sacramento, California, was banned from the banking industry for providing a fraudulent loan document and forged signature in his application, the Federal Reserve Board said Friday. “Klessig’s deceptive conduct in connection with his effort to acquire control
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The American Securities Association Friday sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission outlining its opposition to changes to the post-trade reporting window for the municipal securities market. ASA’sletter targets a potential SEC move that would require all muni bond trades be reported to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board within one minute of being
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Constructive secondary trading and an active primary pushed triple-A muni yields lower on the back of a U.S. Treasury flight-to-safety rally after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged for the first time that it was “certainly a possibility” the U.S. economy may face a recession as the Fed continues to contend with inflation. “Inflation has
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Municipals were little changed Tuesday as U.S. Treasuries sold off on the long end and equities rallied. Triple-A benchmarks have remained steady over the past several trading sessions following the massive volatility at the start of last week. The majority of the losses happened last Monday and Tuesday traders and investors were trying to get
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Moody’s Investors Service boosted Denver International Airport’s bond ratings a notch ahead of a $1.84 billion sale for its current capital plan. The senior revenue bond rating was raised to Aa3 from A1 and the rating on subordinate revenue bonds was upgraded to A1 from A2, affecting about $5.2 billion of outstanding debt.  “The ratings
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