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Highlighted by Hurricane Ian, which wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and now threatens Florida, the U.S. public power sector faces challenges that are unprecedented but not insurmountable, according to speakers at a recent annual public power community conference in Manhattan. Inflation, the reliability of power grids and the impact of environmental social and governance requirements
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Under the oversight of a state review board, the troubled finances of West Haven, Connecticut, are moving in the right direction, according to Moody’s Investors Service, which last week affirmed the city’s Baa3 general obligation bond rating after a two-month review. Financial mismanagement and federal corruption charges have dogged the New Haven suburb, which is
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Lumesis introduced a Debt Analysis tool being integrated into its Pricing Platform to provide clients with more configurable information in the market. The tool, launched on Sept. 16 which provides summaries of outstanding debt, maturity profiles, and debt service schedules for the entire public finance market, is an outgrowth of the company’s legacy Debt Maps.
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The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority mediation team called for simultaneous mediation, litigation and plan of adjustment creation. In response to Judge Laura Taylor Swain’s request for input, the mediators Shelley Chapman, Robert Drain and Brendan Shannon filed two documents with their proposals Thursday. Swain ordered mediation in the PREPA bankruptcy in late March to
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Kaufman Hall & Associates LLC will acquire the consulting firm Claro Healthcare to scale up on the depth of its professional services for hospital and health systems that are navigating ongoing COVID-19 wounds made worse by a labor shortage and high expenses. Kaufman Hall, which specializes in the healthcare and higher education sectors, said Thursday
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The municipal market has grown in overall size, market value has fallen and retail ownership trends are shifting amid the massive outflows from municipal bond mutual funds this year, the latest Federal Reserve data show. Retail investors may be moving out of mutual funds and into separately managed accounts, largely due to the headline shock
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Walk the walk, not talk the talk on fighting climate change and supporting environmental, social and governance goals, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander told BlackRock CEO Larry Fink on Thursday. Voicing concern that BlackRock Inc.’s investment actions don’t match up with its ESG policy commitments, Lander sent a letter to the company requesting immediate
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Municipals were hit hard on the front end of the curve but the damage was felt throughout as triple-A yields rose up to 15 basis points and mutual fund outflows topped $2 billion. U.S. Treasuries sold off and equities were mixed. Municipal yields rose up to 15 basis points on the one- and two-year with
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The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) should complete a master development plan before tapping proceeds from a 2021 bond issue, according to a limited review state audit released this week.  The quasi-governmental entity issued $150 million of bonds in December to finance an intermodal transportation center in Salt Lake City. A limited review audit by
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The failed endeavor to build the Carolina Panthers football franchise a new headquarters in York County, South Carolina, has resulted in a thorny legal battle over who is to blame. Construction on the planned $800 million mixed-used facility in Rock Hill, meant to include state-of-the-art training facilities, office space, millions in utility investments, and green
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Municipals sold off across the yield curve amid elevated selling pressure as the first day of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting began Tuesday, with the one-year muni well above 2.5% and the 10-year surpassing 3%. U.S. Treasuries were weaker and equities ended down. Triple-A benchmark yields rose eight to 10 basis points, depending on
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Inflation remains a worsening issue for the Federal Open Market Committee, analysts said, questioning whether anyone really has a handle on the issue. “The Fed is still running behind the curve as inflation widens” to more goods and services, said Sebastien Galy, senior macro strategist at Nordea Asset Management, noting, as such a full point
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