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Municipal Finance Reporter — Wall Street Journal

@WSJ reporter covering municipal bonds and public finance. Former reporter at Bloomberg and The Times-Picayune. I like sailing and fishing. #muniland

Volvo Ocean Race: Sportsmanship on the High Seas

wsj.com — The 65-foot sailing vessel of Team Alvimedica was battling for fifth place as it raced north through an Indian Ocean storm in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, a wild nine-month adventure that bestows team sailing's most prestigious offshore trophy.

Muni-Bond Buyers May Get More Data on Price Markups

blogs.wsj.com — Individuals who buy municipal bonds may get more information on what their securities firm paid for them under new requirements proposed by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

Is It Too Late to Join the Muni Rally?

online.wsj.com — Investing in sewage-treatment plants and highway overpasses isn't always this consistently lucrative. Municipal bonds have posted gains for 10 consecutive months, the longest rally in state and local government debt since 1992, according to Barclays. Munis, which have a reputation for stability and safety, have returned 8.1% this year, through Thursday, including both price gains and interest payments.

SEC Fines Brokerages Over Sale of Puerto Rico Bonds

online.wsj.com — The Securities and Exchange Commission fined 13 brokerage firms, including some of the largest on Wall Street, for improperly selling risky municipal bonds to retail investors. The fines total $883,000, and range from $130,000 for Riedl First Securities of Wichita, Kan., to $54,000 for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s brokerage unit, J.P.

Returns on Muni Bonds Soar

online.wsj.com — Investors seeking higher returns are finding them in an unexpected place: the market for debt sold by states, cities and government-related entities. Municipal bonds have posted their longest string of monthly gains in more than two decades, outpacing gains this year in blue-chip U.S. stocks and corporate debt.

World Trade Center Tower Set to Rise After $1.6 Billion Bond Deal

blogs.wsj.com — The World Trade Center site is set to add another tower. Larry Silverstein on Tuesday secured the money needed to construct his long-planned 1,170-foot 3 World Trade Center. The developer sold nearly $1.6 billion offering of tax-exempt bonds, financing that is to be used to build the tower by 2018.

World Trade Center Tower Rides a Muni-Bond Revival

online.wsj.com — After more than a year of uncertainty, a third tower at the World Trade Center site appears poised to rise thanks to an unlikely catalyst: a turnaround in the market for municipal bonds.

What a Struggling Jail Means for Investors, Small Towns

blogs.wsj.com — Some cities and states that took on risk to build jails or prisons are hurting after crime unexpectedly fell and the inmate population declined. Jails in particular pose a risk to investors in the municipal bond market, and financial hardship can spread to the small towns where the facilities are often located.

Puerto Rico to Sell $1.2 Billion in Notes on Unusual Terms

online.wsj.com — Puerto Rico is expected to sell up to $1.2 billion of notes this week to large banks that have agreed hold the debt until it matures in June, forestalling the heavy selling that followed a March bond issue.

Small Bank Aims Big Guns at Puerto Rico

online.wsj.com — As Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla grappled with economic crisis this summer, he received a stream of letters from the U.S. House of Representatives. But the Congressmen who wrote to Mr. Padilla didn't address Puerto Rico's shaky finances. Instead they attacked his treatment of a small local bank, Doral Financial Corp.
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Dec 22, 2014

RT @volvooceanrace: Incredibly, the @TeamVestasWind boat is off the rocks – damaged – but in one piece!... bit.ly/off-the-rocks #VOR

Dec 19, 2014

Washington State Spurned Money That Could Have Fixed This Deadly Bridge bloom.bg/1z2q77Z via @therealrobison

Dec 17, 2014

RT @AlexThomson99: @kuriloff @WSJ great to meet you too. I normally think of my next stunt idea when I am at sea- so perhaps during the @BWR_2014

Dec 17, 2014

Great visiting with @AlexThomson99 in @wsj offices this morning ahead of @BWR_2014. Sadly, no sailing stunts.

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