Nic Querolo

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Distress Soars At Small U.S. Colleges As Enrollment Declines

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Schools reporting new instances of impairment, such as defaults, jumped from three in 2022 to 17 in 2023.

Municipal-Bond Investors Chase Returns Ahead Of Fed Rate Cuts

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Skittish investors have been lured back to the market to get higher yields ahead of interest rate cuts.

New York, New Jersey Muni Bond Buyers Reap Net Yields Near 10%

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The credit quality of states has increased since the pandemic.

More U.S. Colleges Are At Risk Of Closing Or Merging, Fitch Says

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Fitch noted enrollment declines as well as pressures on tuition and student fee growth.

Number Of Colleges In Distress Is Up 70% From 2012

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Elite private schools and Ivy League institutions are in a “substantially” stronger position, a new report says.

Muni Demand Keeps Sliding As Rate Uncertainty Shakes Confidence

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Muni funds experienced $92 million of outflows the week of April 5 alone, according to fund flows data.

Texas Anti-ESG Push Is Coming For Insurers And Pensions In New Bills

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The proposed restrictions on insurance companies represent a new front in the state's campaign against ESG investing.

BofA Sees More Muni-Bond Defaults In 2023 After January Uptick

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Muni-bond defaults are forecast to total between $1.7 billion and $2.1 billion in 2023.

BlackRock, Citigroup Among Firms Named Fossil-Fuel Boycotters By Kentucky

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The move is the latest in the GOP fight against what Republicans perceive to be liberal-leaning financial practices.

Massachusetts Should Launch Baby Bonds Program, Task Force Says

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Baby bonds are government-issued trust accounts given to newborn children to generate wealth over the course of their childhood.

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