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Municipals were firmer in spots in secondary trading but benchmark curves mostly held steady after a strong week that moved yields by as much as 10 basis points lower. U.S. Treasury weakness early Friday morning hit the breaks for munis, which will see an elevated bond volume next week with some marquee names that may
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The cryptocurrency markets experienced a monumental green wave this week. Bitcoin and Ether calmly made new all-time highs on the back of Coinbase’s direct listing and the Berlin hard fork. Meanwhile, meme-cryptocurrency Dogecoin blasted off to more than 400% gains, briefly claiming a spot as a top 5 cryptocurrency by market capitalization.  Despite the media
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Friends spending the weekend in the shopping mall martin-dm | E+ | Getty Images Company: Genesco Inc. (GCO) Business: Genesco is a retailer and wholesaler of branded footwear, apparel and accessories that operates through four business segments: (i) Journeys Group, comprised of retail footwear chains and e-commerce operations; (ii) Schuh Group, which includes the Schuh
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Federal statistics show Puerto Rico’s employment increased in recent months. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics household survey, Puerto Rico’s number of employed increased 0.7% in March from February. According to BLS’s survey of non-farm establishments, employment went up 0.3% in the period. Though the household survey only shows a single month of
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Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.3% to 4.5% in March, the state Department of Labor said Friday, which is far below the national average of 6.0%. “Georgia’s economy is firing on all cylinders as a result of our balanced approach in protecting both lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “While we
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China’s economy expanded 18.3 per cent in the first three months of 2021, its fastest year-on-year rate for any quarter on record, highlighting the extent to which the country has rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic. Gross domestic product growth, which was marginally below expectations, was so unusually high because it was compared with a period
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The municipal market rallied Thursday with robust secondary activity, primary deals repricing lower, following better-than-expected economic data, a much stronger U.S. Treasury market, and high-yield municipal bond mutual funds reporting a record $1.28 billion of inflows. Municipals were stronger as the reality of an improved credit outlook, and strong demand buoyed by fund flows and
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