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The Zimbabwe Standard
O & A’Level high-flyers spark debateand had the opportunity of a good solid foundation which carried them through,”
O & A’Level high-flyers spark debate
The Zimbabwe Standard / Posted 6 hours ago
and had the opportunity of a good solid foundation which carried them through,” he said. The educationist said the current economic situation was now creating a competitive edge among students who wanted to make it in a country with only a handful... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Batavia heads into a year of major roads, sewer, sidewalk constructionformal “State of the City” address, but if he did, highlights of his speech wou
Batavia heads into a year of major roads, sewer, sidewalk construction
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 hours ago
formal “State of the City” address, but if he did, highlights of his speech would be City Council’s steadfast commitment to funding infrastructure improvements and its recent move toward downtown economic redevelopment. “This Council has made it a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
U.S., Actively Supporting Counter Boko Haram Effortssaid the joint Department of State and Department of Defence has provided 40 mi
U.S., Actively Supporting Counter Boko Haram Efforts
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
said the joint Department of State and Department of Defence has provided 40 million dollars Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) Counter Boko Haram programme specifically assisted the governments of Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria to... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Manteca takes another run at downtownhave tried to jump start efforts to revitalize downtown when they ponder a prop
Manteca takes another run at downtown
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted yesterday
have tried to jump start efforts to revitalize downtown when they ponder a proposal Tuesday to spend $102,950 on general fund money to hire a consulting firm to lay the groundwork for a central Manteca rebirth. This time around the tact will be... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms Volusia County, FL's Tourist Tax Revs at 'A'; Outlook Stabletax on hotel rooms, mobile homes, and other short-stay residences. The bonds ar
Fitch Affirms Volusia County, FL's Tourist Tax Revs at 'A'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
tax on hotel rooms, mobile homes, and other short-stay residences. The bonds are additionally secured by a surety-funded DSRF. KEY RATING DRIVERS SOLID TOURISM TAX COVERAGE: Pledged revenues have seen growth over the past three years as... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Prince William County, VA's Rev Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stableto the following Prince William County Virginia (the county) revenue bonds: --
Fitch Rates Prince William County, VA's Rev Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
to the following Prince William County Virginia (the county) revenue bonds: --$28.8 million facilities revenue and refunding bonds series 2016A (county facilities projects) issued by the industrial development authority. Pursuant to Fitch... Read more
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Business Wire
Fort Dearborn Income Securities, Inc. – Fund Commentary and Portfolio StatisticsNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fort Dearborn Income Securities, Inc. (the "Fund") (
Fort Dearborn Income Securities, Inc. – Fund Commentary and Portfolio Statistics
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fort Dearborn Income Securities, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE:FDI) is a closed-end bond fund managed by UBS Asset Management (Americas) Inc. (formerly, UBS Global Asset Management (Americas) Inc.). The Fund invests principally... Read more
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Business Wire
Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc. – Fund Commentary and Portfolio StatisticsNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE
Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc. – Fund Commentary and Portfolio Statistics
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE:HYF) is a closed-end management investment company seeking high income and, secondarily, capital appreciation primarily through investments in lower-rated,... Read more
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Business Wire
Global High Income Fund Inc. – Fund Commentary and Portfolio StatisticsNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global High Income Fund Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE:GHI)
Global High Income Fund Inc. – Fund Commentary and Portfolio Statistics
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global High Income Fund Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE:GHI) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company seeking high current income and, secondarily, capital appreciation through investments primarily in... Read more
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Business Wire
Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc. – Fund Commentary and Portfolio StatisticsNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYS
Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc. – Fund Commentary and Portfolio Statistics
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE:SGL) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company seeking a high level of current income as a primary objective and capital appreciation as a secondary... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Have No Hope Under Mahama's Economy the Indices Are All Flawedis failing to respond to treatment and remains in critical condition at the int
We Have No Hope Under Mahama's Economy the Indices Are All Flawed
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
is failing to respond to treatment and remains in critical condition at the intensive ward. What I call the Mahamean Economic Theory with its Terkpernomics of borrowing to throw at any problem imaginable, coupled with unusually high taxations... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Another endorsement for bus tax: NLR chamberBlue Ribbon Commission and Coordinating Committee, groups that consulted with R
Another endorsement for bus tax: NLR chamber
Arkansas Times / Posted yesterday
Blue Ribbon Commission and Coordinating Committee, groups that consulted with Rock Region in its plan to provide dedicated funding to the bus agency. Asked yesterday about chamber support, Buckley O'Mell, Little Rock's representative on the... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Greenburgh
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budgetdrug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriatio
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budget
The Daily Voice - Greenburgh / Posted yesterday
drug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, I will be fighting to fund many of the President’s proposals.” Some highlights from the budget include the following: Higher education: Fully... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Rivertowns - Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budgetdrug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriatio
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budget
The Daily Voice - Rivertowns - Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley / Posted yesterday
drug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, I will be fighting to fund many of the President’s proposals.” Some highlights from the budget include the following: Higher education: Fully... Read more
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The Daily Voice - White Plains
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budgetdrug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriatio
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budget
The Daily Voice - White Plains / Posted yesterday
drug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, I will be fighting to fund many of the President’s proposals.” Some highlights from the budget include the following: Higher education: Fully... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
IMF Position On Economy RejectedRecent remarks by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the state of the Gha
IMF Position On Economy Rejected
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Recent remarks by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the state of the Ghanaian economy have not gone down well with businesses, labour and some economists in the country. These stakeholders have rejected the IMF's reference to the Ghanaian... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Harrison
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budgetdrug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriatio
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budget
The Daily Voice - Harrison / Posted yesterday
drug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, I will be fighting to fund many of the President’s proposals.” Some highlights from the budget include the following: Higher education: Fully... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Peekskill
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budgetdrug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriatio
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budget
The Daily Voice - Peekskill / Posted yesterday
drug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, I will be fighting to fund many of the President’s proposals.” Some highlights from the budget include the following: Higher education: Fully... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Ossining
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budgetdrug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriatio
Lowey Highlights Lower Hudson Valley Priorities In President’s Budget
The Daily Voice - Ossining / Posted yesterday
drug abuse and the heroin epidemic. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, I will be fighting to fund many of the President’s proposals.” Some highlights from the budget include the following: Higher education: Fully... Read more
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The Maui News
Unfunded liabilities may devour budgetsHawaii's $27 billion unfunded liability crisis for public pensions and health b
Unfunded liabilities may devour budgets
The Maui News / Posted yesterday
Hawaii's $27 billion unfunded liability crisis for public pensions and health benefits may start to eat into county budgets across the state, and Maui County is no exception. This debt is already beginning to devour budgets for schools, police, fire,... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates United Technologies' Planned Sr Unsecured Euro Notes 'Aa $1 billion - $2 billion placeholder for acquisitions. Fitch believes addition
Fitch Rates United Technologies' Planned Sr Unsecured Euro Notes 'A
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
a $1 billion - $2 billion placeholder for acquisitions. Fitch believes additional increases in debt are possible to help fund the company's high cash usage. Fitch views UTC's cash deployment plans as aggressive, and the company's credit metrics... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Work starts next week on Glebe Road improvements in BownessWORK will start next week on highway improvements at Glebe Road, Bowness, as pa
Work starts next week on Glebe Road improvements in Bowness
West Moreland Gazette / Posted yesterday
WORK will start next week on highway improvements at Glebe Road, Bowness, as part of a project to make some of the Lake District’s ‘honeypot’ areas more accessible by bus, bike or car. The first phase of the work will see the creation of additional... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms King George County, VA's Implied GO at 'AA'; Outlook Stableoperations as well as liquidity and reserves well above the county's conservati
Fitch Affirms King George County, VA's Implied GO at 'AA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
operations as well as liquidity and reserves well above the county's conservative policy level. MODERATELY CONCENTRATED ECONOMIC BASE: A specialized military base anchors the county's stable but somewhat concentrated economy and employment base.... Read more
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iol.co.za
SA's car industry faces tough 20162010 to 2013, total sales in 2014 fell 0.7 percent, followed by a 4.1 percent d
SA's car industry faces tough 2016
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
2010 to 2013, total sales in 2014 fell 0.7 percent, followed by a 4.1 percent drop last year. The Reserve Bank has cut its economic growth forecast for this year to 0.9 percent from 1.5 percent, slightly above the 0.7 percent and 0.8 percent... Read more
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Business Insider
10 things you need to know before the opening bellcontracted 0.6% in the fourth quarter, dropping it back into a recession for th
10 things you need to know before the opening bell
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
contracted 0.6% in the fourth quarter, dropping it back into a recession for the second time in a year. The reading was an improvement from the 1.4% decline in the third quarter, but it raises concerns about the viability of the country's bailout... Read more
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Morningstar
Cheap Exposure to U.S. Consumer Discretionary Stockssame period, iShares U.S. Consumer Services had a standard deviation of 16.1%,
Cheap Exposure to U.S. Consumer Discretionary Stocks
Morningstar / Posted yesterday
same period, iShares U.S. Consumer Services had a standard deviation of 16.1%, while the broadest and most diversified fund, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, had a 19.2% volatility of return. Unlike the other two funds, IYC holds... Read more
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Orange County Register
State needs fiscal disaster planningeven if moderate in intensity, would slash state revenue by $55 billion over th
State needs fiscal disaster planning
Orange County Register / Posted yesterday
even if moderate in intensity, would slash state revenue by $55 billion over three years. To help prepare for potential economic downturns, Brown is calling for a $2 billion deposit in the state’s rainy day fund and prefunding retiree health... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Participation of Women and Girls in Science Crucial for Africa's Development11, presents an opportunity to look at the intersection of two important issues
Participation of Women and Girls in Science Crucial for Africa's Development
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
11, presents an opportunity to look at the intersection of two important issues - gender and science - and their impact on economic development and quality of life. Science and gender equality are both crucial for the attainment of the Sustainable... Read more
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iol.co.za
Automotive decline ‘inevitable’2013, total sales in 2014 fell 0.7 percent, followed by a 4.1 percent drop last
Automotive decline ‘inevitable’
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
2013, total sales in 2014 fell 0.7 percent, followed by a 4.1 percent drop last year. South Africa's central bank cut its economic growth forecast for this year to 0.9 percent from 1.5 percent, slightly above the 0.7 percent and 0.8 percent... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Aust stocks cap rough week with 1.2% retreatwould need to be price stabilisation and consolidation and some narrowing of cr
Aust stocks cap rough week with 1.2% retreat
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
would need to be price stabilisation and consolidation and some narrowing of credit-default swaps spreads before “the hedge fund crowd will close out of a rather large short position”, he said. Rio Tinto joined the retreat after the big miner... Read more
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Business Spectator
Aust stocks cap rough week with 1.2% retreatwould need to be price stabilisation and consolidation and some narrowing of cr
Aust stocks cap rough week with 1.2% retreat
Business Spectator / Posted 2 days ago
would need to be price stabilisation and consolidation and some narrowing of credit-default swaps spreads before “the hedge fund crowd will close out of a rather large short position”, he said. Rio Tinto joined the retreat after the big miner... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Stabilization or capital reserve? Council members split on new fundthe small conference room adjacent to council chambers at the Municipal Buildin
Stabilization or capital reserve? Council members split on new fund
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
the small conference room adjacent to council chambers at the Municipal Building. The administration proposed creating the fund and putting more than $500,000 into it as a way to potentially insulate Parkersburg against a future economic downturn... Read more
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Market Watch
AIG makes peace with Icahn, Paulsonsaid AIG looks forward "to benefiting from their insights." A representative f
AIG makes peace with Icahn, Paulson
Market Watch / Posted 2 days ago
said AIG looks forward "to benefiting from their insights." A representative for Mr. Paulson's Paulson & Co. hedge fund said the firm had no comment. The agreement came as AIG released fourth-quarter results. The global insurer posted a... Read more
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IMF
Transcript: Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, IMF Communications Department11, 2016 MR. RICE: Well, good morning everyone and welcome to this press brief
Transcript: Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, IMF Communications Department
IMF / Posted 2 days ago
11, 2016 MR. RICE: Well, good morning everyone and welcome to this press briefing on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. I'm Gerry Rice of the Communications Department. As usual everything this morning will be embargoed until 10:30 a.m.... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Cities seeing healthy gains in income tax collectionsFinance Director Tom Vanderhorst says that is only part of the financial pictur
Cities seeing healthy gains in income tax collections
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 2 days ago
Finance Director Tom Vanderhorst says that is only part of the financial picture. The city lost $7.8 million worth of state funding since 2011. “Local Government Fund revenues have decreased by 46 percent and estate tax revenues have been... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Many municipalities lack the funds to complete suggested road improvement projects from TRIPthe state or local government where to find that money, just that it's work tha
Many municipalities lack the funds to complete suggested road improvement projects from TRIP
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 2 days ago
the state or local government where to find that money, just that it's work that needs to be done if road safety and economic growth are important to Alabama. However, places like Jefferson County are facing money issues to do more road... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Monmouth County Improvement Authority, NJ's Revs 'AAA'; Outlook StableWIRE)--Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following revenue bond
Fitch Rates Monmouth County Improvement Authority, NJ's Revs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following revenue bonds to be issued by Monmouth County Improvement Authority, New Jersey: --$38,995,000 governmental pooled loan revenue refunding bonds, series 2016. The bonds... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Many municipalities lack the funds to complete suggested road improvement projects from TRIPthe state or local government where to find that money, just that it's work tha
Many municipalities lack the funds to complete suggested road improvement projects from TRIP
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 2 days ago
the state or local government where to find that money, just that it's work that needs to be done if road safety and economic growth are important to Alabama. However, places like Jefferson County are facing money issues to do more road... Read more
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National Post
Story | Business Wire News Releases | News | Financial Postcompany that is compelling both financially and strategically. Last month, we c
Story | Business Wire News Releases | News | Financial Post
National Post / Posted 2 days ago
company that is compelling both financially and strategically. Last month, we conducted a common stock offering that will fund about 20 percent of the total purchase price and is one step in maintaining investment grade ratings on our debt. We... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
FT Debt Capital Markets Outlook - Securing Stability Amid 'The Great Distortion'know, financial markets have given us cause for concern since the start of the
FT Debt Capital Markets Outlook - Securing Stability Amid 'The Great Distortion'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
know, financial markets have given us cause for concern since the start of the year. This has raised questions about the economic outlook--is the recovery still on track? And it has also raised questions about whether policies are sufficient to... Read more
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Investopedia
4 Countries Pleading for Higher Commodity Pricescompanies, but the damage extends to entire countries. Major commodity exporter
4 Countries Pleading for Higher Commodity Prices
Investopedia / Posted 3 days ago
companies, but the damage extends to entire countries. Major commodity exporters have been dealing with unprecedented economic challenges. Canada is a resource-rich country that exports a variety of commodities. Crude oil is the country's... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Highway robbery: Hutchinson's planrepresentative in 1965. Highway officials sent word to leaders in his county th
Highway robbery: Hutchinson's plan
Arkansas Times / Posted 3 days ago
representative in 1965. Highway officials sent word to leaders in his county that they obviously did not need any highway improvements down there or their boy would not have opposed the tax. But there was always a caveat: Highways could not be... Read more
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Calcutta News
Nearly C$3bn investment planned by Canadian railroad to upgrade infrastructureand customer service," said Claude Mongeau, the company's president and CEO, in
Nearly C$3bn investment planned by Canadian railroad to upgrade infrastructure
Calcutta News / Posted 3 days ago
and customer service," said Claude Mongeau, the company's president and CEO, in a statement. "Despite the current uncertain economic environment, it is a good time to harden our infrastructure because we can do the work faster and at a better... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms Orlando, FL's Non-Ad Valorem Revs at 'AA+'; Outlook StableWIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings on the following Orlando, Florida
Fitch Affirms Orlando, FL's Non-Ad Valorem Revs at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings on the following Orlando, Florida bonds: --$222.3 million capital improvement revenue bonds, at 'AA+'; --$236.3 million contract tourist development tax (TDT) payments revenue bonds, series... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Evergreen School District, CA Unlimited Tax GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook StableREVENUE STREAM: The district is an integral part of the strong Silicon Valley e
Fitch Rates Evergreen School District, CA Unlimited Tax GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
REVENUE STREAM: The district is an integral part of the strong Silicon Valley employment market, with above-average socioeconomic characteristics and a strong, diverse property market. Consequently, Fitch expects the property tax revenues... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Columbus (OH) $275MM GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable'AAA' rating to the following Columbus, Ohio general obligation bonds: --$250.
Fitch Rates Columbus (OH) $275MM GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
'AAA' rating to the following Columbus, Ohio general obligation bonds: --$250.5 million various purpose unlimited tax GO refunding bonds (ULTGOs) , series 2016-1; --$25.2 million various purpose limited tax (LTGOs) refunding bonds, series... Read more
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The Hill
Congress pressured to ditch cap on passenger fees for airportspushing Congress to eliminate a cap on the amount of money that airline passeng
Congress pressured to ditch cap on passenger fees for airports
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
pushing Congress to eliminate a cap on the amount of money that airline passengers can be charged to help pay for airport improvements. The limited and good government groups said Wednesday Congress should lift the cap instead of increasing it as... Read more
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Deseret News
John Hoffmire: Birthing centers in the Philippines: Saving one mother at a timesurvey show that these centers have very viable business models, but that there
John Hoffmire: Birthing centers in the Philippines: Saving one mother at a time
Deseret News / Posted 3 days ago
survey show that these centers have very viable business models, but that there is much room for financial and operational improvement. The team has been able to validate this by working directly with a rural birthing center that, managed by a... Read more
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IMF
Speech: FT Debt Capital Markets Outlook—Securing Stability amid ‘The Great Distortion’know, financial markets have given us cause for concern since the start of the
Speech: FT Debt Capital Markets Outlook—Securing Stability amid ‘The Great Distortion’
IMF / Posted 3 days ago
know, financial markets have given us cause for concern since the start of the year. This has raised questions about the economic outlook—is the recovery still on track? And it has also raised questions about whether policies are sufficient to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How to Unlock Billions of Naira for Healthcare in Nigeriato the people and deliver real change to the healthcare system. Healthcare and
How to Unlock Billions of Naira for Healthcare in Nigeria
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
to the people and deliver real change to the healthcare system. Healthcare and the struggling economy In these days of economic gloom it may appear wildly optimistic to say that there is a lot of money that could be made immediately available... Read more
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