Bonds

Municipals were firmer Wednesday amid another heavy new-issue calendar, led by several large deals that saw yields lowered upon repricing. U.S. Treasuries yields fell further and equities ended up. Issuance remains robust Wednesday with an estimated $5.9 billion, said J.P. Morgan strategists, led by Peter DeGroot. The negotiated calendar was led by $830 million from
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The nation’s public transit providers scored a revised Moody’s Ratings’ sector outlook to stable from negative Tuesday as operators adjust to post-pandemic norms and scramble to line up new funding sources. By March 2024, public transit ridership in the U.S. had rebounded to 79% of pre-pandemic levels, surpassing office occupancy rates and suggesting transit agencies
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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is considering delaying the congestion pricing plan to charge motorists driving into midtown Manhattan and potentially replacing it with a tax on New York City businesses, according to a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity because the proposal hasn’t been made public. The tolling plan, set to begin
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Municipals were firmer Tuesday amid a busy primary market with several large deals, as U.S. Treasury yields fell and equities ended up. The two-year muni-to-Treasury ratio Monday was at 68%, the three-year at 69%, the five-year at 71%, the 10-year at 70% and the 30-year at 86%, according to Refinitiv Municipal Market Data’s 3 p.m.
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Municipals saw losses Thursday following U.S. Treasuries to higher yields, while equities sold off after GDP growth slowed in the first quarter. While growth slowed, inflation was hotter, said ING Chief International Economist James Knightley, as the core PCE deflator rose 3.7% on an annualized basis, three-tenths of a point higher than expected. “Unsurprisingly Treasury yields
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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday vetoed tax cut legislation that she called “too expensive” and offered lawmakers a less-costly alternative. The Democratic governor, who in January vetoed a previous tax reduction bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislation, said the latest measure “jeopardizes our state’s future fiscal stability.”    House Bill 2036, which cleared the House
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The Mayo Clinic has ambitious plans that start at home. When the Rochester, Minnesota-based nonprofit healthcare system updated its five-year plan last year, it said the move was part of a “strategy to transform healthcare globally.” The update reflected changes from a $5 billion expansion of Mayo’s flagship Rochester campus.  Mayo’s board of trustees approved
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In a majority vote, the California Public Employee Retirement System board came out against a state initiative headed for November’s ballot that would limit the ability of state and local governments to levy taxes and make pension contributions. The initiative, called the “Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act,” would amend the California constitution altering the
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New York City is stepping up to the plate on Tuesday with the second biggest bond sale of the week, a $1.45 billion issue of general obligation bonds. Set to be priced by Jefferies on Monday for retail investors and on Tuesday for institutions, the tax-exempt GO deal is tentatively structured in four series with
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