The Puerto Rico Oversight Board said local legislative approval would not be needed for enactment by the central government Plan of Adjustment, which, if true, would clear what observers consider the biggest remaining obstacle. The board laid out this position and several others in a Tuesday afternoon response to objections to its Disclosure Statement, filed
Municipal triple-A benchmarks were little changed Tuesday while primary deals saw bumps in repricings as U.S. Treasuries and equity markets were also little changed on light economic data. It was all about the primary in the municipal market Tuesday, with several large deals from various credits and structures priced and sold competitively to good demand.
Elevated inflation will compel the Federal Reserve to raise US interest rates at least twice by the end of 2023, according to a new poll of leading academic economists for the Financial Times. The inaugural survey conducted by the FT and the Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business
In this article ZM 6694.T-JP Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, revealed he is fond of Zoom, saying the videoconferencing software will keep thriving even as life goes back to normal after the pandemic. “I have fallen in love with Zoom,” Munger said during an interview with Becky Quick on CNBC’s special “Buffett & Munger:
The Charging Bull or Wall Street Bull is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New New York, January 16, 2019. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Stocks are expected to move higher in the second half of the year, propelled by strong earnings gains and super-charged economic growth. The market’s gains, however, are not expected to be
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Institutional investors rushing in to buy properties is not a main reason for the ultra-hot U.S. housing market, Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman told CNBC on Tuesday. In an interview on “The Exchange,” the real estate executive acknowledged the potential for institutional buyers to add further pressure on prices, as they look for potential hedges against inflation,
Illinois won a one-notch upgrade Tuesday from Moody’s Investors Service, action that turns the rating tide for a state stung by more than a decade of downgrades that left it one cut away from a speculative grade. Moody’s moved its general obligation and Build Illinois sales tax-backed ratings up one level to Baa2 from Baa3.
On May 19, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization nosedived by 19% and has since failed to recover to the $1.8 trillion mark. More than 40 days have passed, and investors have begun to question what could happen to altcoins if the current bear market takes longer than expected to recover. Before digging into that, analysts
Widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history, Shawn Carter, professionally known as Jay-Z, has been dipping his toes into the ocean of non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles recently. The American rapper has also partnered with Sotheby’s to auction an NFT called “Heir to the Throne.” Further, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and
A state judge refused to block distribution of Harvey, Illinois’ share of American Rescue Plan Act federal coronavirus aid relief funds after rejecting a pension fund’s claim to the money. The financially stressed Chicago suburb, which has battled over the last decade with its public safety pension funds, Chicago, and bondholders over its obligations, settled
German finance minister Olaf Scholz has dismissed calls for reform of German and EU fiscal rules, saying they provide enough flexibility to overcome crises such as the pandemic. But in an interview with the Financial Times, Scholz, who is also the Social Democrat’s candidate for chancellor in September’s federal election, said Germany must continue its
A GameStop store is pictured in New York, January 29, 2021. Carlo AllegriI | Reuters GameStop shares climbed after the videogame retailer said it sold five million additional shares, raising $1.13 billion in capital to accelerate growth. The original Reddit favorite meme stock jumped 9% in premarket trading on Tuesday after the company announced the
In this article .AD.IXIC An ASL Airlines Boeing 737-400 freighter landing at Milan Malpensa airport. Fabrizio Gandolfo | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Intellia Therapeutics – Intellia shares surged 56% after the company announced positive results from a phase one study, along with partner Regeneron, of a gene-editing
This is the time of year when your love for fried chicken clashes most acutely with your love for pool time and fun summer selfies. Air frying can potentially help. As Linda Larsen, author of the Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, explains in its opening pages: “Air frying is better for your health. In fact, most
British designer Thomas Heatherwick is designing Google’s new buildings in California and London. Getty In 2012, British designer Thomas Heatherwick found himself having dinner with Google co-founder Larry Page at the billionaire’s house in California. Page wanted to discuss the future of Google’s sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, as well as some of the company’s
California and Mexico lawmakers signed an agreement Monday on a project that will speed up the movement of goods and travelers at a San Diego County border crossing. The State Route 11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry project being built at a combined cost of $738 million is expected to halve the amount of time
In Buffalo, about 400 miles away from New York City’s much-publicized mayoral primary, heavy political winds are blowing and they aren’t from any lake effect. India Walton, 38, a registered nurse and union activist, stands to become the first self-declared socialist to oversee a major American city since Milwaukee’s Frank Zeidler in 1960. Walton, an
China’s strengths as a cyber power are being undermined by poor security and weak intelligence analysis, according to new research that predicts Beijing will be unable to match US cyber capabilities for at least a decade. The study, published on Monday by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, comes as a series of hacking campaigns
Zillow home page Source: Zillow Investors looking for stock ideas into the second half of 2021 may want consider some of these fresh ideas. These are stocks that Wall Street analysts believe are primed to surge over the long run and offer good value now. The names highlighted in this article not only fit the
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Nike (NKE) – Nike reported quarterly earnings of 93 cents per share, well above the 51 cents a share consensus estimate. Revenue beat forecasts by a wide margin and exceeded $12 billion for the first time. Nike benefited from pent-up demand for its
Perhaps for the average person from Switzerland, the charms of small Alpine villages like Grimentz are found in daily life—but for those from the rest of the globe, the sun-blackened granaries, the rustic barns, and a hushed, ambling brook lined with centuries-old waterwheels will seem so timeless and unreal that it’s as if the setting
Many things have been in short supply during the coronavirus crisis, and that includes housing. When the country went into lockdown, Americans were on the move. The sudden shake up caused a spike in home prices. Even now, potential buyers continue to be shut out of the housing market as prices head higher and higher.
Municipal securities dealer groups said Friday they are opposed to the creation of a $20 billion Infrastructure Financing Authority as part of a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure framework announced Thursday. Other public finance groups have varying positions. National Association of Counties spokesman Paul Guequierre said in an email, “Counties support federal investments in infrastructure using
The U.S. core personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index increased 0.5% in May, below market estimates of 0.6%. However, when compared year-over-year, the PCE index surged to 3.4% recording its largest gain since 1991. While the U.S. Federal Reserve expects inflation to be transitory, analysts at BofA differ in their estimation. The bank anticipates U.S.
As the spotlight turns once again towards the environmental impact of blockchain technologies, support for the Crypto Climate Accord has come from curious corners of the industry, raising questions about its signatories’ motives. Authenticity of CCA’s Support Remains Debatable With concerns surrounding blockchain’s environmental impact garnering a lot of attention, the alarms have grown so
Municipals called it a summer Friday with the secondary lightly traded and benchmarks little changed, even as U.S. Treasury yields rose, munis took a break from the relative volatility since the FOMC meeting midmonth. After a week and change of underperformance to U.S. Treasuries, where ratios moved higher for the first time since early in
US president Joe Biden has walked back his threat to refuse to sign a $1tn bipartisan infrastructure deal unless it is accompanied by a larger and more comprehensive spending package, in a sharp U-turn by the White House just two days after reaching the landmark cross party deal. The abrupt shift from Biden came after
In this article SPCE VSS Unity is released from carrier aircraft VMS Eve during the launch of its third spaceflight on May 22, 2021. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic announced on Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration granted the company the license it needs to fly passengers on future spaceflights, a key hurdle as the venture
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo spacecraft Unity during a glide flight test in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic — Virgin shares soared more than 36% after it announced the Federal Aviation Administration has given it the green light to fly paying customers into space. It’s the first such license approved by the FAA. The company has