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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.

Latest Victim of California’s Drought: Water Bonds

Puerto Rico Lawmakers Reject Tax Overhaul

wsj.com — Puerto Rico legislators rejected a tax overhaul that officials have called critical to the U.S. commonwealth's effort to replenish government coffers, sending some bond prices to record lows. The price of Puerto Rico bonds issued last year touched 77.1 cents on the dollar Thursday after the vote by the island's House of Representatives.

Puerto Rico, Investors Enlist Ex-IMF Officials

wsj.com — The Puerto Rico government and the hedge funds that own its bonds are turning to former International Monetary Fund officials to help resolve a growing debt crisis that may require a restructuring more akin to Greece than a troubled city like Detroit.

For Some Bond Investors, Chicago Isn’t Their Kind of Town

wsj.com — A big pension shortfall is buffeting the Windy City. Fearing that the multibillion-dollar gap might undermine Chicago's finances, some bond investors and credit-ratings firms are becoming wary. Four pension funds in the nation's third-largest city are facing a combined funding gap of about $20 billion after years of underfunding and market losses during the recession.

It’s Crunch Time for Puerto Rico

wsj.com — As a deadline looms for Puerto Rico's cash-strapped power utility, investors are worrying about the financial health of the U.S. territory. Prices on some Puerto Rico bonds slumped to record lows last week amid concerns that problems at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, known as Prepa, could be the harbinger of bigger trouble.

A Sailor’s Salary: $300,000, If He Works for Larry Ellison

wsj.com — A lawsuit against Larry Ellison 's sailing squad, which has led to the seizure of one of his million-dollar boats, is also revealing how much the Oracle Corp. founder is willing to spend to win the America's Cup: $300,000 a year for a rank-and-file sailor.

Muni Bonds Headed for a Rough Patch

wsj.com — Turbulence is in store for municipal-bond investors following a record run, as a gathering U.S. economic recovery pushes interest rates higher and issuance grows. In February, municipal debt posted its first monthly decline in returns since December 2013, bringing an end to a record-tying 13 consecutive months of gains.

FDIC releases Doral Bank failure news early

marketwatch.com — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said in a news release Friday that Puerto Rico regulators closed Doral Bank and appointed the FDIC as receiver. The agency subsequently sent an email saying the release was "sent in error." The FDIC didn't immediately return a request for comment.

Doral Bank Fails After Years of Tumult

wsj.com — Doral Bank in Puerto Rico was closed by regulators Friday, with a botched announcement of its failure culminating years of turmoil that cost investors, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Marathon Asset Management, hundreds of millions of dollars. The failure of the bank, which had $5.9 billion in assets, was the largest in the U.S.

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Bill Could Offer Roadmap for Creditors

wsj.com — A bill that would give Puerto Rico's government agencies access to the same bankruptcy protections provided to cities such as Detroit would provide a road map for investors if one or more runs out of money, a senior government official told a U.S. House committee Thursday.
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May 05, 2015

RT @cate_long: Mysak's 2nd big call after predicting that Chicago will be under a financial control board within 5 years #muniland twitter.com/JoeMysak/statu…

May 04, 2015

Spending soars at U.S. utilities—and so do their customers’ bills on.wsj.com/1O8XHWO via @WSJ

May 04, 2015

RT @BreckCap: Droughts and water-utility bonds: Rob Fernandez spoke with @kuriloff about how we evaluate water authorities on.wsj.com/1EaIzxm via @WSJ

Apr 22, 2015

RT @minzengwsj: Bad day for haven bonds. Government bonds in US., Germany, UK sell off. But yields remain near record lows. on.wsj.com/1DNLWNK via @WSJ

Apr 17, 2015

RT @KevinClarkWSJ: The NFL could have had a show announcing on which day next week the schedule was going to be released and people would have watched.

Apr 16, 2015

RT @danicacoto: Updated story on how pesticide that sickened 4 in US Virgin Islands also used in Puerto Rico nyti.ms/1OIYESN

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