Municipals were steady in secondary trading Tuesday as a heavy new-issue calendar took focus in the primary, led by an upsized $2.55 billion deal for the John F. Kennedy International Airport New Terminal One Project that saw yields bumped upon repricing. U.S. Treasury yields fell and equities were up near the close. The two-year muni-to-Treasury
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Federal regulations are putting the brakes on U.S. Department of Transportation funding designed to boost transit-oriented development projects near public transit.  “We need to make it easier to build in any way we can,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. “Providing low interest capital through TIFIA and RRIF is one means, but for it to work
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Brightline train’s proposed extension to Tampa won a vote of confidence Friday from a coalition of planning and transportation organizations, two months after the sale of $925 million of high-yield municipal bonds to finance the planned extension. The Suncoast Transportation Planning Alliance and Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Alliance, which together represent 10 metropolitan planning
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The start of a trial to determine whether bonds could be issued to finance a multi-billion-dollar light-rail project in Austin was halted Monday after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office filed an emergency motion with a state appeals court. A Travis County District Court judge planned to commence the trial before ruling on the attorney
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The credit quality of issuers that do not disclose climate-related vulnerabilities, or their plans to address such risks, should be examined more closely by investors and considered riskier long-term investments than their public ratings may imply. Given the “constant, widespread reporting of climate change perils, and the current abundance of free, public data,” bondholders can
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Columbus, Ohio, recently embarked on a technological modernization push that employs artificial intelligence in its payroll, revenue and accounting and operations systems. Columbus Auditor Megan Kilgore said her office now uses AI for everything from reconciling differences between sets of data to visualizing city finances for the mayor or City Council members with almost real-time
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In this article BRK.A OXY Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Warren Buffett walks the floor and meets with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders ahead of their annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 3, 2024. David A. Grogan Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway has scooped up more shares of Occidental Petroleum over each of the past nine trading sessions, driving
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Municipals were steady to slightly weaker in spots as U.S. Treasury yields rose and equities ended up. Despite some slight weakness Monday, munis continued “their impressive start to June,” with yields falling 10 to 13 basis points last week, Birch Creek strategists said. Munis have rallied roughly 24 to 29 basis points month-to-date, a “complete
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board announced Monday the addition of the Tradeweb AAA Municipal Curve to its Electronic Municipal Market Access website, the latest step in the board’s years-long effort to centralize more such data on EMMA. MSRB’s John Bagley hailed the new addition to EMMA. The curve is now another of several available on
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In this article ZE594-CN BYDDY BRK.A Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Warren Buffett speaks during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on May 4, 2024.  CNBC Berkshire Hathaway, an early investor in BYD thanks to the late Charlie Munger, continued to trim its massive stake in China’s biggest electric vehicle maker.
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In this article GME Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Keith Gill, aka Roaring Kitty, hosting a YouTube livestream on June 7th, 2024. Source: Roaring Kitty | YouTube Meme stock champion Keith Gill, known as “Roaring Kitty” online, seemed to increase his ownership in GameStop‘s common stock and appears to be holding more than 9
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Back in December 2023, when the market was pricing in six or so rate cuts, Apollo Asset Management’s co-president Scott Kleinman had a more contrarian view: He said he’d be betting against any rate cuts in 2024.  That call so far has paid off. But higher-for-longer rates haven’t necessarily been a tailwind for the private-equity industry as
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