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  1. 2015 Legislative Update: The Republicans Take Over

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    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

    In the polarized environment of Washington, it is hard to see Congress agreeing on such controversial proposals as taxing municipal bond interest or limiting charitable contribution deductions. It appears that high individual tax rates are here to stay. I have a bit

  2. Sell-off in Corporate Credit Creates Income Opportunities for 2015

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    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

    positive view of the municipal sector has been fairly ..... look at our take on municipals was in the November 24 ..... underperformance of the municipal market was largely ..... The longer end of the municipal yield curve appears ..... with 30-year AAA municipals yielding 100% of equivalent

  3. Fidelity Investments Roundtable

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    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

    term and long-term interest rates. Even after some flattening in 2014, the yield curves for Treasuries and high-quality municipal bonds are still remarkably steep. Often, when the Fed has started on the path of tightening, it has continued down that path for a while, which has

  4. Are You Holding Your Assets in the Right Types of Accounts?

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    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

    for liquidity reasons, use the tax-equivalent yield function of Morningstar's Bond Calculator to determine whether a municipal bond or bond fund might offer you a better aftertax yield than a taxable-bond investment. (Income from munis is free of

  5. Volcker Rule delay good for U.S. municipal bond market -Moody's

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market will benefit from a recent delay in implementing part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law known as the Volcker Rule,...

  6. UPDATE 1-East Coast snow storm delays more than $1 bln U.S. muni bond sales

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    Jan 26 (Reuters) - U.S. municipal bond market supply began to shrink on Monday in the face of a big East Coast winter blizzard, with Pennsylvania pushing off a $1 billion general obligation debt sale...

  7. East Coast storm delays $300 mln U.S. muni bond sales

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    Jan 26 (Reuters) - A big winter storm on the U.S. East Coast has postponed the sale of nearly $300 million of municipal bonds, according to market sources on Monday.

  8. Muni conference in New York postponed due to storm

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A municipal bond conference organized by the Bond Buyer publication is being postponed to Feb. 18 due to a storm set to hit New York, marketing manager Eric Fusco...

  9. Pennsylvania tops next week's U.S. municipal bond sales

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    Jan 23 (Reuters) - A $1 billion general obligation deal from Pennsylvania tops next week's $6.7 billion calendar of U.S. municipal bond and note sales, a total that is down slightly from roughly $8...

  10. BRIEF-Zhejiang Xianju Pharma gets municipal govt approval for private placement plan

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    * Says gets municipal government approval for its share private placement plan

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