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Green Bonds Sell Big In 2014 As Finance Bids To Help Climate

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A "green" bond market has taken root this year, with municipalities and corporations issuing new environmentally-focused bonds and money managers jumping in to buy them.

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Pension Time Bomb Ticks As Disclosure Rules Toughen

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New Jersey, like other municipal governments, used an accounting sleight-of-hand for years to boost pension-funding levels. New rules are putting an end to the practice.

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Junk Bond Investors May See Gains Wiped Out This Year

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Junk bond investors are poised to forfeit all the gains they’ve accumulated this year as a selloff triggered by plunging oil prices pushes the debt toward its first loss since the financial crisis.

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Gross Backs Krugman View Of Fed In World Of Low Inflation

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“The Fed is in a corner -- it wants to raise rates in 2015 but Oil / Dollar / Disinflation say NO! NO! NO!!” billionaire investor Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group Inc. wrote on Twitter yesterday.

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Ratings Shopping Imperiled By Move Against S&P

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The SEC’s potential suspension of Standard & Poor’s from grading commercial-mortgage backed bonds would threaten a practice regulators have blamed for fueling the credit crisis.

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DoubleLine To Launch Long-Duration Total Return Bond Fund

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DoubleLine Capital, which is overseen by closely watched investor Jeffrey Gundlach, said on Tuesday that it would launch the DoubleLine Long Duration Total Return Bond Fund to investors.

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William Salomon, Who Modernized Family’s Firm, Dies At 100

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William “Billy” Salomon, who turned Salomon Brothers, the bond trading house co-founded by his father, into a Wall Street force in stock trading and underwriting, has died. He was 100.

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‘Best Execution’ Rule For Muni Bonds Transactions Approved

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The requirement is similar to the protection investors receive when they buy and sell stocks and corporate bonds.

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Treasury Warns Asset Managers Leveraged Loans May Be Systemically Risky

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Excesses in the buying of bank leveraged loans by asset managers may be systemically risky, the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research said in its annual report Tuesday.

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Savings Bonds Still A Way To Add Holiday Jingle For Kids

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While the government put the paper bond program through the shredder three years ago, the one-time ubiquitous $25 EE bond stocking stuffer can still be given electronically.

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