October 7: Muniland snaps

October 7, 2011

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WSJ: Governments keep shedding workers: 34,000 laid off last month

Center on Budget and Policy: Ugly jobs pictures — visualizing the numbers

Marketplace Radio: Mapping the great variance in unemployment by state

New York Times: Brilliant graphics on income inequality and trends

WSJ:  Peggy Noonan on the sad resignation of America’s Walmart moms

Bloomberg: Municipal bond market has worst week of year as issuance swells

SIFMA: Sidle on over to the “Advanced Municipal Bond School”

@Twitter Talk

footnoted @footnoted footnoted  There’s one on my block — vacant four years now. Via CNN Money: vacant homes up 44% to 15 million. cnnmon.ie/nPrAwE

Lizzie O'Leary @lizzieohreally Lizzie O’Leary  5000 postal service jobs lost in Sept.

Center on Budget @CenterOnBudget Center on Budget

Five reasons why the latest tax repatriation proposal is deeply flawed bit.ly/rpners

Michael Cooper @coopnytimes Michael Cooper
37 states cut school aid this year, 17 have cut education by 10% since the recession, @CenterOnBudget reports bit.ly/nxtPoJ

Stateside Associates @StatesideAssoc Stateside Associates

CT @GovMalloyOffice (D) told municipal officials protecting local aid is a top priority for him in next fiscal year  bit.ly/mZNTmC

Counterparties @counterparties Counterparties

An incredibly handy cheat sheet for the new Volcker Rule draft, by @AmerBanker bit.ly/n3CPh2

Fixedology @Fixedology Fixedology
Now more than ever credit quality matters. Northern Trust’s McGregor on maintaining a diligent muni credit process. bit.ly/oZCXA8
ThinkProgress Econ @TPEconomy ThinkProgress Econ  How CA officials had to quash a school rule that forced students into separate lunch lines b/c of low test scores thkpr.gs/nGEetE
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