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Stories with subject: Debt and bond markets
  • Walker voters to decide on school bond issue 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:58 am
  • WALKER, Louisiana - Walker area voters will decide May 3 whether to approve issuing $25 million in bonds to pay for facility and technology improvements in the Walker school district.

  • Plan would allow private money vehicle for mall 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:37 am
  • SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi - The developers of an outlet mall in Southaven want to create a public improvement district so they can pursue private financing for infrastructure improvements to the site.

  • Jackson airport addressing life after Southwest 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:52 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is preparing for life after Southwest Airlines. The airline will shut down in Jackson on June 7 after 20 years.

  • Miss. high court to hear bond issue case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:14 am
  • MERIDIAN, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Lauderdale County's plan to issue $3.2 million in the first part of a larger bond issue.

  • Oklahoma's US Senate candidates speak on panel 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:57 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon criticized two of his top Republican opponents on Wednesday in the race for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat, and he vowed if elected in November not to support current U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt increase 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:10 am
  • WASHINGTON - Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in February to another record high.

  • CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A congressional report released Monday predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on federal health care spending being the main reason.

  • Gov. clears way for broader projects at colleges 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:52 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday that he vetoed language in the state budget bill that threatened to scale back an ambitious round of construction projects at community and technical college campuses in Kentucky.

  • Fund manager Q&A: Expect less from bonds 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Bonds aren't doomed.

  • New Jersey's bond rating lowered by S&P 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:34 pm
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - A bond rating agency has lowered New Jersey's bond rating, meaning it could cost the state more to borrow money.

  • NC gets triple-A rating before selling bonds 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:04 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The nation's three prominent credit-rating agencies keep giving top marks to North Carolina in advance of the state selling another batch of bonds.

  • Nebraska roads bonding bill advanced to final vote 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:10 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill that would allow bond financing for Nebraska road projects is headed to a final vote, despite objections from lawmakers who prefer the current pay-as-you-go system.

  • Kinder seeks help to collect fines, court costs 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:19 am
  • KINDER, Louisiana - The Kinder City Council has agreed to seek the help of a national debt collection agency to help the town collect more than $88,300 in unpaid traffic fines and court costs.

  • DeSoto Co. supervisors approve I-69 bonds 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:16 am
  • HERNANDO, Mississippi - DeSoto County will borrow $83 million through the state to keep work going on the Interstate 69 project.

  • Citigroup to pay $1.13B to settle investor claims 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:31 pm
  • NEW YORK - Citigroup has agreed to pay $1.13 billion to settle claims by investors seeking that the lender buy back billions in residential mortgage-backed securities.

  • Rates fall at weekly US Treasury bill auction 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction to the lowest levels since last September.

  • Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral' 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:12 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday said a House Finance Committee proposal to address the teachers' retirement system is "immoral" and shifts the obligation to future generations.

  • Moody's downgrades Rockford bond rating 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:26 pm
  • ROCKFORD, Illinois - Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Rockford's bond rating, citing the Illinois city's limited ability to raise revenue, high debt and pension burden.

  • 1Q 2014: Fighting the tide aided fund investors 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:20 pm
  • NEW YORK - It's after the crowd thins that the party gets interesting.

  • School finance bills impact KU proposed projects 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:05 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas House and Senate committees approved bills that address possible funding for a health education building proposed by the University of Kansas.

  • Costs rise another $177 million at Kemper plant 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:03 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion

  • Moody's reviewing Russia bond rating for downgrade 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:59 pm
  • Moody's Investors Services is considering whether to downgrade Russia's government bond rating, citing a weaker economy and greater risk amid the uncertainty caused by the conflict with Ukraine.

  • Cardinals close deal to buy Triple-A Memphis team 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:10 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals now own their top minor-league team.

  • Correction: Fannie-Freddie Mortgages stories 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:21 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In three stories last fall about regulators' settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo & Co., The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Federal Housing Finance Agency sued 18 financial institutions in September 2011 over sales of mortgage securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that later soured.

  • Populist Argentine government begins painful cuts 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:58 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's cash-strapped government is cutting utility subsidies and trying to borrow for the first time in years as teachers, public health workers and other former allies take to the streets demanding pay raises to match some of the world's highest inflation.