October 11: Muniland snaps

October 11, 2011

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Bond Buyer: Wall Street’s pitch on muni yields means nothing to retail investors

Bloomberg: Wells Capital Management bottom-fishes super-downgraded munis

Reuters: “Stateless income,” or global corporate earnings that move around the world

Jesse’s Cafe: Short-term interest rate cuts are the road to long-term economic ruin

Wall Street Journal: SEC chairwoman on thin ice?

Bloomberg: California governor signs bill to limit municipalities from bankruptcies

Red State: Fat pay for Ohio public union leaders

Bloomberg: Was Michigan’s turn to 401(K)s for public employees the right solution?

Archivist’s Mail Bag: Wall Street landmark has supported many protests

@Twitter Talk

Counterparties @counterparties Counterparties  6 million people could lose unemployment benefits next year without a new jobs bill cnnmon.ie/npbfEv

Amy E. Buttell @lecreative Amy E. Buttell   States requiring drug tests for welfare benefits: NYT  nyti.ms/pnj1br

Rick Newman @rickjnewman Rick Newman   Moody’s Analytics says house prices will fall another 5% thru 2012. But in worst areas (sand states) prices may already to be too low.

Jia Lynn Yang @jialynnyang Jia Lynn Yang   Companies are promising jobs if the government steps back. But the math doesn’t add up:  wapo.st/oFDJhq

The Civic Federation @CivicFederation The Civic Federation  “Illinois Seeks Public Input on Budgeting for Results” civicfed.org/iifs/blog/stat…
Downtown Josh Brown @ReformedBroker Downtown Josh Brown   Highest paid municipal employee in Texas is not the governor, it’s the State College football coach at $5 million incl bonus
Richard Baum @rbaum Richard Baum   Just 10 people work at an institute Rick Perry credits with creating 12,000 jobs  on.wsj.com/r0UcUo

Lauren Young @LaurenYoung Lauren Young  RT @USATODAYmoney: Wausau, Wis, has top credit rating of U.S. cities usat.ly/r3z9So


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