November 17: Muniland Snaps

November 17, 2011

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Reuters: Sell-side report says most cities and counties will still be able to pay their debts in the near future

WSJ: Nevada AG files first criminal charges over robo-signing foreclosure scandal

Reuters: SEC says it lacks expertise policing areas of muni market

DJ: Prices of top-rated munibonds held firm Wed. even as week has record $13.2B new issuance

Bond Buyer: On day of shareholder meeting, muni bond guarantor says it may withdraw from some states

Bloomberg: Illinois adopts lottery system to determine bond underwriter rotation Harrisburg attorney who filed Chapter 9 bankruptcy believes judge will allow it to proceed

Bond Buyer: Upscale Chicago retirement project, backed by religious order, files for bankruptcy

@Twitter Talk

St. Louis Fed @stlouisfed St. Louis Fed  More than 700 charts on the labor force and on unemployment rates for MSAs around the country have been added to FRED

Bond Dealers @BDAmerica Bond Dealers  Supercommittee on the brink. Politico:…


Michael Cooper @coopnytimes Michael Cooper   Deep automatic cuts to education likely in California, where a $3.7 billion gap is opening…

Pension Dialog @PensionDialog Pension Dialog    WA state legislature looks at their pension system long-term: 50 years to be exact – in part why they are top-tiered

Barrett and Greene @GreeneBarrett Barrett and Greene  Error rate for #Medicaid = 8.1% in 2011; down from 9.4% in 2010 #OMB

Joe Kristan @joebwan Joe Kristan    How to elect a trustworthy politician: “Iowa town elects dead man as mayor”

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