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  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Friday, Nov. 17:. Yield climbed 7 basis points over the last week to 1.45 percent. It was 13 basis points on Nov. 10.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Thursday, Nov. 16:. Yield increased 9 basis points over the last week to 1.43 percent. It was 9 basis points on Nov. 9.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Wednesday, Nov. 15:. Yield increased 10 basis points over the last week to 1.42 percent. It was 9 basis points on Nov. 8.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Tuesday, Nov. 14:. Yield rose 12 basis points over the last week to 1.20 percent. It was 8 basis points on Nov. 7.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Monday, Nov. 13:. Yield climbed 12 basis points over the last week to 1.17 percent. It was 4 basis points on Nov. 6.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- The California Public Employees Retirement System is considering more than doubling its investment in municipal bonds and other fixed-income assets while lowering volatility, according to proposals set for discussion at a workshop on Monday. The board of directors for CalPERS, the largest U.S. pension fund, with a market value of $342.5...

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Friday, Nov. 10:. Yield increased 10 basis points over the last week to 1.15 percent. It was 4 basis points on Nov. 3.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Thursday, Nov. 9:. BIGGEST MOVER: 30- year bonds. It was 3 basis points on Nov. 2.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Wednesday, Nov. 8:. BIGGEST MOVER: 30- year bonds. It was 4 basis points on Nov. 1.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Tuesday, Nov. 7:. BIGGEST MOVER: 30- year bonds. It was 5 basis points on Oct. 31.

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. tax reform plans are already transforming municipal debt market dynamics, sparking a sharp rally even as details released by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are likely to shift over the coming days and weeks. Additionally, the removal of some state and local tax deductions compounds the issue for residents in...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- The U.S. tax restructuring plan unveiled by Republican lawmakers on Thursday proposed changes that would remove tax advantages of some types of municipal bonds at a time of robust market performance and, in the coming week, a hefty issuance calendar. Leading the pack in competitive offerings is Pennsylvania, set to issue $973.99 million in...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- States, cities and other U.S. municipal bond market issuers sold $307.3 billion of debt from the start of the year through Oct. 31, an 18 percent decline from the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data. Refundings dropped for the same 10- month period this year, with the total dollar amount falling 32.9 percent to $159.9 billion.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 25- Illinois completed a big debt issuance on Wednesday to pay off overdue bills, selling $4.5 billion of bonds to investors who demanded hefty yields from the lowest-rated U.S. state. Last week, Illinois sold $1.5 billion of bonds in competitive bidding with mixed results. The $4.5 billion of bonds were offered at aggressively low yields before they...

  • Pension protest

    States are falling further behind in the money they owe public employee pension funds...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- Illinois on Tuesday sold the first $1.5 billion of a planned $6 billion of tax-exempt debt in the U.S. municipal market with mixed results. The state received strong bids today for its bonds and is pleased with the markets favorable reception of the sale, Scott Harry, Illinois' budget director, said in a statement. In competitive bidding, Bank of...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- Illinois on Tuesday sold the first $1.5 billion of a planned $6 billion of tax-exempt debt in the U.S. municipal market, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch winning $1 billion of general obligation bonds and J.P. Morgan Securities winning $500 million of bonds in competitive bidding. Bonds due in 2018 and won by BofA were "aggressively" priced with a...

  • President Donald Trump tosses rolls of paper towels to people at a hurricane relief distribution center at Calvary Chapel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2017.

    Investors should be vigilant about investigating whether they own Puerto Rico debt and how much they own.

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (C) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump deliver remarks during an event celebrating the team's Super Bowl win on the South Lawn at the White House April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    President Trump called for an end to "massive tax breaks" for the NFL Tuesday despite lucrative subsides in his own proposed tax reform plan.

  • Puerto Rico: 'Bad company with a bad balance sheet'

    Highland Capital Management co-founder Mark Okada talks about Puerto Rico's debt and why it may be best to wait it out before investing.