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5 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY'S $206MM TRUST FUND BONDS 'AA-'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the New York State Thruway Authority's $206,050,000 second general highway and bridge trust fund bonds, series 2009A, expected to sell through negotiation the week of Feb. 16th. ... more info

5 Feb 2009: BUFFETT TO INVEST IN SWISS RE
Swiss Reinsurance will get a $2.63 billion capital injection from Warren Buffett. The convertible bonds could lead to a 20% stake in the company. ... more info

5 Feb 2009: MOODY'S REVIEWS RATINGS ON CMBS BONDS
Moody's launched a sweeping review of its ratings on bonds backed by commercial-real-estate mortgages, responding to tumbling property values and soaring defaults. ... more info

5 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES READING HOSPITAL'S (PENNSYLVANIA) BANK BONDS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' long-term bank bond rating to the Berks County Municipal Authority variable-rate revenue bonds series 2009A-1 and series 2009A-2 . In addition, Fitch confirms the 'AA-' long-term ratings on the above referenced issues as well as on approximately $352 million of long-term debt issued through the Berks County Municipal Authority or Dauphin County General Authority on behalf of the Reading Hospital & Medical Center and the Highlands at Wyomissing . ... more info

5 Feb 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS TULSA PARKING AUTH (OK) REV BNDS AT 'AA-'
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms its 'AA-' rating on the outstanding $11,300,000 Tulsa Parking Authority revenue bonds, series 2003, and the outstanding $8,315,000 series 2002 bonds. ... more info

5 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND'S $102MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to Baltimore County, Maryland's estimated $102 million general obligation bonds, 2009 refunding series. The bonds consist of: ... more info

5 Feb 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS HOMER CITY FUNDING'S PASS-THROUGH BONDS AT 'BBB-'
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB-' rating on Homer City Funding, LLC's $830 million senior secured pass-through bonds due 2019 and 2026 and assigns a Stable Rating Outlook. ... more info

5 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM 2009A&B RFS BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch rates the following series of revenue financing system bonds issued by the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System : ... more info

5 Feb 2009 : COMMERCIAL DEFEASANCE FACILITATES THE GROVES DEFEASANCE WITH UNIQUE BONDS
Commercial Defeasance, LLC recently facilitated a $6.3 million defeasance transaction for The Groves Realty Group, LTD that allowed the company to sell The Groves, a 441 unit manufactured housing property, for $15.5 million. ... more info

5 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES OGLETHORPE POWER CORP.'S $250MM SERIES 2009A FMBS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to $250,000,000 Oglethorpe Power Corporation first mortgage bonds , series 2009A that mature in 2019. OPC expects to issue in February 2009. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH DOWNGRADES AMERICAN MUNI POWER-OHIO'S 2007A ELECTRICITY PREPAY TRANSACTION TO 'A'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has downgraded and removed from Rating Watch Negative the American Municipal Power -Ohio, Inc. electricity purchase revenue bonds to 'A' from 'AA-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS BERKSHIRE HEALTH SYSTEM (MASSACHUSETTS) BONDS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed its underlying 'BBB+' rating on the following Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds : ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES MEDAMERICA'S (OHIO) $130MM 2009A&B BONDS 'AA-'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING; OUTLOOK STABLE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the expected issuance of up to $130 million of series 2009A&B refunding bonds to be issued on behalf of MedAmerica Health Systems-Miami Valley Hospital listed below. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA'S $111MM 2009 WATER & SEWER REVS 'AA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to Winston-Salem, North Carolina's $110.89 million water and sewer system revenue bonds, series 2009. The bonds are scheduled to price the week of Feb. 16, with proceeds to fund an upgrade to a wastewater treatment plant, modernization of a water treatment plant, and other capital needs of the water and sewer system. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES NEW YORK LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE CORP.'S BONDS 'AA-'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an underlying long-term 'AA-' rating to the following New York Local Government Assistance Corporation's subordinate lien variable-rate bonds: ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : PHARMACY GROUPS SEEK CHANGES TO CMS DMEPOS SURETY BOND RULE
ALEXANDRIA, Va.----The National Community Pharmacists Association , National Association of Chain Drug Stores , and Food Marketing Institute recently sent a letter to Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Charlene Frizzera urging a change to the final Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies rules requiring surety bonds for state-licensed pharmacy suppliers. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS $13MM LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FINANCING AUTH, CALIFORNIA BONDS
SAN FRANCISCO----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms its rating on the following bonds issued by the Community Redevelopment Financing Authority of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, CA: ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH DOWNGRADES & WITHDRAWS STATE BOARD OF REGENTS OF UTAH'S S-T RATINGS
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has downgraded and withdrawn the short-term ratings of the bonds issued by State Board of Regents of the State of Utah - 1988 General Indenture . The bonds were supported by Depfa Bank plc as a liquidity provider. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS ORANGE COGEN FUNDING CORP'S SENIOR SECURED BONDS AT 'BBB'
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has affirmed Orange Cogen Funding Corp's $110 million senior secured bonds at 'BBB.' The Rating Outlook is Stable. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : GUY CARPENTER BRIEFING FINDS CATASTROPHE BOND MARKET RESILIENT IN FACE OF FINANCIAL, PROPERTY CATASTROPHES
NEW YORK----Catastrophe bonds withstood the impact of onerous market forces in 2008, brought on by turmoil in the global capital markets, according to a new briefing on catastrophe bond market activity published by Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the leading global risk and reinsurance specialist, and GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp*. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : MEXICO'S PEMEX SELLS 2 BILLION IN BONDS
Mexico's state oil company says it has sold $2 billion worth of 10-year bonds to raise money as oil prices fall. Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, says the bonds will expire in May 2019 and will pay 8 percent interest rates twice a year. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES FRESNO JPFA'S (CALIFORNIA) $47.7MM LEASE REVS 'A+'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING GOS & LEASE REVS
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to City of Fresno Joint Powers Financing Authority , California's approximately $47.7 million lease revenue bonds series 2009A. ... more info

4 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES RICHLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2, SOUTH CAROLINA'S 2009A GOS 'AA+'
TAMPA, Fla.----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to Richland County School District No. 2, South Carolina's approximately $70 million general obligation bonds, series 2009A. ... more info

3 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES $281MM OSF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (ILLINOIS) SER 2009 BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the expected issuance of $281.2 million Illinois Finance Authority revenue refunding bonds, series 2009 A&B . In addition, Fitch affirms the 'A' rating on approximately $778 million of outstanding bonds issued for OSF Health Care System through the: ... more info

3 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES $70MM HEARTLAND REGIONAL MED CTR (MO) 2009A BONDS AT 'A'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has assigned an unenhanced 'A' rating to the approximate $70 million in 2009A variable-rate demand revenue bonds issued by the Industrial Development Authority of St. ... more info

3 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES AUSTIN, TEXAS' 2009 $175MM WATER UTILITY REFUNDING REVS 'AA-'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the City of Austin, Texas' $175,000,000 water and wastewater system revenue refunding bonds, series 2009. Proceeds from the 2009 bonds will refund commercial paper. ... more info

3 Feb 2009 : UK BANKS BORROWED 185 BLN POUNDS IN LIQUIDITY PLAN
Britain's banks and building societies borrowed 185 billion pounds in safe government bonds since April in a scheme to ease the logjam in the battered mortgage market, the Bank of England said Tuesday. ... more info

3 Feb 2009 : CLASSIC QUESTION: ANNUITIES OR BONDS?
Should you invest in annuities or bonds during retirement? It's a classic question. ... more info

2 Feb 2009 : FITCH RATES FLORIDA'S $250MM PECO BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the state of Florida's approximately $250 million full faith and credit state board of education public education capital outlay bonds, 2008 series B. ... more info

30 Jan 2009: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: WISE GUYS SHIFT BOND STRATEGY SO MAYBE YOU SHOULD TOO
When you think safety in investing, you think of government bonds. In troubled times, there is no better place to stash your cash than with the folks who run the Mint. That strategy might not hold up so well in 2009, though. ... more info

30 Jan 2009: FITCH TAKES VARIOUS RATING ACTIONS ON MISSISSIPPI HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE CORP. 1999 TRUST
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed 20 classes of senior bonds and seven classes of subordinate bonds remain on Rating Watch Negative. The bonds were issued by Mississippi Higher Education Assistance Corporation 1999 Trust. ... more info

30 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES INDIANA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY'S $32.44MM 2009A REVS 'A+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to Indiana Municipal Power Agency's $32.44 million power supply system revenue bonds, series 2009A. Fitch also affirmed the 'A+' rating on IMPA's $1 billion of outstanding parity power supply system revenue bonds. ... more info

30 Jan 2009: FITCH TO UPGRADE MUNI GAS AUTH OF GEORGIA'S GAS REVS 2003A L-T RATING TO 'AA'; CONFIRM S-T 'F1+'
NEW YORK----On the effective date of Feb. 15, 2009, Fitch Ratings will upgrade the long-term 'AA-' rating to 'AA' and confirm the short-term 'F1+' rating assigned to the $35,510,000 aggregate principal amount of outstanding Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia gas revenue bonds , taxable series 2003A bonds. ... more info

30 Jan 2009: AS BAILOUTS MOUNT, MONETARY FUND WEIGHS ISSUING ITS OWN BONDS
The International Monetary Fund, which has become a major source of financing for emerging-market nations, is expected to borrow $100 billion from Japan.

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30 Jan 2009: AN INOCULATION FOR LOW YIELDS
Japanese investors who hope to make money through good deeds will soon have a choice of "vaccine bonds." ... more info

29 Jan 2009: : TOP BOND-FUND MANAGERS BUYING CORPORATE DEBT, SELLING TREASURYS
The handful of U.S. bond-fund managers who avoided last year’s market bloodbath by hiding out in Treasurys now say they favor owning corporate and mortgage bonds and selling U.S. government debt. ... more info

29 Jan 2009: : TOP BOND-FUND MANAGERS BUYING CORPORATE DEBT, SELLING TREASURYS
The handful of U.S. bond-fund managers who avoided last year’s market bloodbath by hiding out in Treasurys now say they favor owning corporate and mortgage bonds and selling U.S. government debt. ... more info

29 Jan 2009: : TOP BOND-FUND MANAGERS BUYING CORPORATE DEBT, SELLING TREASURYS
The handful of U.S. bond-fund managers who avoided last year’s market bloodbath by hiding out in Treasurys now say they favor owning corporate and mortgage bonds and selling U.S. government debt. ... more info

29 Jan 2009: THE FED HANGS ON TO ITS LAST BULLET
Should the Federal Reserve start buying up long-term Treasury bonds? ... more info

29 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS CHEYENNE HOUSING AUTHORITY (WYOMING) SERIES 2004 $2.7MM HRB'S FOXCREST II 'BBB'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB' rating on Cheyenne Housing Authority's outstanding $2.7 million housing revenue bonds , series 2004 . The bonds were sold in 2004 to construct the second phase of a senior affordable housing project. ... more info

29 Jan 2009: METS COMPLETE FINANCING FOR CITI FIELD
The New York Mets completed financing for Citi Field on Wednesday by selling $82.28 million in tax-free bonds of up to 37 years at what Citigroup said was an average interest rate of 6.45 percent. ... more info

29 Jan 2009: MERRILL LYNCH SUED OVER COSTLY STADIUM BOND ISSUE
The Louisiana Superdome authority has sued Merrill Lynch over a $238 million stadium bond issue that exploded in interest costs after the market for the bonds dried up last year. ... more info

29 Jan 2009: ARGENTINA SWAPS $4.3 BLN IN DEBT, EASING PAYMENTS
Argentine investors have agreed to trade $4.3 billion in bonds for longer-term loans, allowing the government to postpone repayment until 2014 and easing its debt burden as the world economic crisis saps public income. ... more info

29 Jan 2009: DTCC PLANS REAL-TIME TRADE GUARANTEE FOR EQUITIES & MUNICIPAL AND CORPORATE BONDS CLOSING THE GAP ON RISK
NEW YORK----The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation announced today two measures that will further mitigate risk for the industry and ensure greater certainty for market participants: 1) the plan to implement a real-time trade date guarantee for all Continuous Net Settlement eligible trades, including equity, corporate bond and municipal bond transactions and 2) its equity clearing processing capacity has been increased to an unprecedented 500 million transactions per day. ... more info

29 Jan 2009: FED INCHES TOWARD PLAN TO PURCHASE U.S. BONDS
The Fed inched toward a new program to buy long-term U.S. Treasurys and reiterated its key short-term rate, which hovers near zero, would remain low "for some time." ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES MILWAUKEE, WI'S $116.7MM GO BONDS & NOTES 'AA+'
CHICAGO----Fitch assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's general obligation issues: ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES $80MM BERKS CO. MUNI AUTH (READING HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER), PA VRBS 2009A-2 'AA-/F1+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-/F1+' to $80,000,000 Berks County Municipal Authority variable-rate revenue bonds, , series 2009A-2. The 'AA-' long-term rating reflects the rating assigned to the Reading Hospital & Medical Center revenue bonds. ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FITCH CONFIRMS NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S (ILLINOIS) SHORT-TERM RATING AT 'F1+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings confirms the short-term 'F1+' rating on approximately $260.8 million of outstanding Illinois Finance Authority adjustable-rate revenue bonds issued on behalf of Northwestern University and the 'F1+' rating on the university's $200 million taxable commercial paper program. ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FITCH CONFIRMS TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM'S $173.985MM 12TH SERIES BONDS 2009 AT 'AA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings confirms the 'AA' rating on approximately $173.985 million Board of Regents of Texas Tech University System revenue financing system refunding and improvement bonds 12th series 2009. ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FED SAYS PREPARED TO BUY DEBT TO AID ECONOMY
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday inched closer to buying U.S. government bonds in a new front in its fight against the credit crisis and signaled unease over the risk of deflation with the economy weakening. ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES 3 GAS PREPAY REV BONDS TO 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings downgrades the rating on three gas prepaid revenue bond transactions to 'A+' from 'AA-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The rating action follows Fitch's downgrade to 'A+' from 'AA-' for Goldman Sachs Group . ... more info

28 Jan 2009: JUNK DEBT GAINS FRESH ALLURE
Some $1.4 billion in junk bonds are up for grabs Wendesday as speculative-grade companies continue to capitalize on renewed interest in riskier assets to secure financing that has evaporated elsewhere. ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES 3 GAS PREPAY REV BONDS TO 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings downgrades the rating on three gas prepaid revenue bond transactions to 'A+' from 'AA-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The rating action follows Fitch's downgrade to 'A+' from 'AA-' for Goldman Sachs Group . ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FED TO HOLD RATES NEAR ZERO, MULLS OTHER TOOLS
The Federal Reserve resumed a policy meeting on Wednesday that some investors hoped might end with a signal it was moving closer to buying long-term government bonds now that its traditional interest rate cutting tools have been exhausted. ... more info

28 Jan 2009: ZERO-COUPON BONDS OFTEN GOOD INVESTMENT
Zero-coupon bonds can be a great investment as long as you make decisions based on today's markets and rates. ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS & UPGRADES UTAH HOUSING CORP'S SINGLE FAMILY BOND RTGS UNDER 1999F, 2000A&B INDENTURES
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings affirms Utah Housing Corporation's single family mortgage bonds as follows: ... more info

28 Jan 2009: FITCH TAKES VARIOUS ACTIONS ON UTAH HOUSING CORPORATION'S SINGLE FAMILY BONDS
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings affirms Utah Housing Corporation's single family mortgage bonds as follows: ... more info

27 Jan 2009: ANOTHER DOWNGRADE FOR CALIFORNIA
The S&P downgraded the Golden State's economic recovery bonds due to falling sales-tax collections. ... more info

27 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES INDIANA FINANCE AUTHORITY $60MM FACILITIES REVS 'AA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA' to approximately $60 million Indiana Finance Authority facilities revenue refunding bonds, consisting of: ... more info

27 Jan 2009: U.S. MUNI SURVEILLANCE: FITCH AFFIRMS DANVILLE-CENTER TWNSHP IN LEASE BNDS AT 'A'
NEW YORK----In the normal course of surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'A' rating to the Danville-Center Township Library Leasing Corp., IN.'s $1.3 million in outstanding first mortgage bonds, series 1998. ... more info

27 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS HUNTERDON MEDICAL CENTER (NEW JERSEY) BONDS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'A' rating on the following New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority revenue bonds : ... more info

27 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES GEORGIA'S 2009 A & B $614MM GOS 'AAA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the State of Georgia's $613.9 million general obligation bonds, consisting of: ... more info

27 Jan 2009: FITCH U.S. MUNI SURVEILLANCE: GUAM WATERWORKS AUTHORITY REVS AFFIRMED AT 'BB': OUTLOOK TO POSITIVE
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BB' rating on Guam Waterworks Authority's $99.3 million in outstanding water and wastewater system revenue bonds, series 2005. ... more info

27 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES HANOVER COUNTY, VIRGINIA $36.9MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned 'AAA' ratings to Hanover County, Virginia's $36.9 million general obligation public improvement and refunding bonds, series 2009. Approximately $21 million of the bonds will fund school and general county capital improvements, while the remainder will refinance certain outstanding GO public improvement bonds. ... more info

27 Jan 2009: FITCH WITHDRAWS RATING ON BASIN ELECTRIC POWER COOP S (ND) $250MM 2008A 1ST MTGE BONDS
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the AA- rating with a Stable Rating Outlook on Basin Electric Power Cooperative s $250 million first mortgage bonds series 2008A, because the bonds were not issued. ... more info

27 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS FT. WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIR TRADE CENTER BLDG CORP. BONDS, IN AT AA
CHICAGO----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the AA rating on Fort Wayne International Air Trade Center Building Corp. , Indiana s $16.9 million in outstanding first mortgage bonds, series 1998. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFS ATASCADERO COMMUNITY DEV. AGENCY, CALIFORNIA S TABS AT BBB+; OUTLOOK TO POSITIVE
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the BBB+ rating on the Atascadero Community Redevelopment Agency s $12.5 million of series 2004 tax allocation bonds . ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD PARKING REVENUE BONDS AT AA- ; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the AA- rating on Montgomery County, Maryland s approximately $37 million in outstanding parking system revenue bonds. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES FRENSHIP ISD, TEXAS $8MM ULT BNDS A+ UNDERLYING/ AAA PSF; UPGRADES OUTSTANDING
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns its AAA rating to Frenship Independent School District, Texas $8 million unlimited tax refunding bonds, series 2009. The rating is based on a guaranty provided by the Texas Permanent School Fund, whose insurer financial strength is rated AAA by Fitch. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH UPGRADES MANISTEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN S GO BONDS TO A
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings upgrades Manistee County, Michigan s $1.9 million in outstanding general obligation building authority refunding bonds, series 2006 to A from A- . ... more info

27 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS FT. WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIR TRADE CENTER BLDG CORP. BONDS, IN AT AA
CHICAGO----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the AA rating on Fort Wayne International Air Trade Center Building Corp. , Indiana s $16.9 million in outstanding first mortgage bonds, series 1998. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFS ATASCADERO COMMUNITY DEV. AGENCY, CALIFORNIA S TABS AT BBB+; OUTLOOK TO POSITIVE
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the BBB+ rating on the Atascadero Community Redevelopment Agency s $12.5 million of series 2004 tax allocation bonds . ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD PARKING REVENUE BONDS AT AA- ; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the AA- rating on Montgomery County, Maryland s approximately $37 million in outstanding parking system revenue bonds. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES FRENSHIP ISD, TEXAS $8MM ULT BNDS A+ UNDERLYING/ AAA PSF; UPGRADES OUTSTANDING
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns its AAA rating to Frenship Independent School District, Texas $8 million unlimited tax refunding bonds, series 2009. The rating is based on a guaranty provided by the Texas Permanent School Fund, whose insurer financial strength is rated AAA by Fitch. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH UPGRADES MANISTEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN S GO BONDS TO A
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings upgrades Manistee County, Michigan s $1.9 million in outstanding general obligation building authority refunding bonds, series 2006 to A from A- . ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS STATE OF IOWA (VISION IOWA) BONDS & SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE BONDS AT A+
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the A+ rating on $145.6 million of outstanding Vision Iowa special fund bonds and the A+ rating on $32.6 million outstanding school infrastructure bonds. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: PANEL OKS BILL TO EXTEND ARK. ROAD BONDS AUTHORITY
A Senate committee has advanced a bill that extends the Arkansas highway commission's authority to issue up to $575 million in bonds by two years. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY'S $368MM REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's approximately $98 million general revenue bonds, 2009 series A and $270 million general revenue refunding bonds, 2009 series B. ... more info

26 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY'S $39.928MM IMPROV BONDS, SER 2009 'A+'; UNDERLYING 'BBB'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to Jersey City, NJ's $39.928 million qualified general improvement bonds, series 2009 based on the enhancements provided by the Municipal Qualified Bond Act. ... more info

25 Jan 2009: LONG BONDS IN CRUNCH
Prices of long-dated government bonds in major economies are likely to fall further in the short term as concerns about a sharp increase in the debt supply gain traction. ... more info

25 Jan 2009: COMPETITION FOR CAPITAL TO HIT BONDS
Prices of long-dated government bonds in major economies are likely to fall further in the short term as concerns about a sharp increase in the debt supply gain traction. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DIST., NEVADA'S $45MM GOS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the $45 million Washoe County School District , Nevada, general obligation limited tax school improvement bonds, series 2009. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES SKY LAKES MEDICAL CENTER (OREGON) REVS TO 'BB'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings has downgraded to 'BB' from 'BBB+' the rating on approximately $52.8 million of outstanding bonds issued by the Klamath Falls Intercommunity Hospital Authority Revenue and Refunding Bonds series 2006 and 2002. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES CALIFORNIA'S $8.7B ECONOMIC RECOVERY BONDS TO 'A+'; RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings downgrades the rating on approximately $8.7 billion in outstanding State of California economic recovery bonds to 'A+' from 'AA-'. ERBs are backed by a pledge of a one-quarter cent sales tax, constitutionally dedicated to debt service and also carry the state's general obligation full faith and credit pledge. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS TAMARAC, FLORIDA'S REVS AT 'A+'
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms Tamarac, Florida's approximately $23.5 million in capital improvement revenue bonds at 'A+'. Concurrently, Fitch affirms the city's approximately $2 million in outstanding general obligation bonds at 'AA-'. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT, TEXAS $77MM WATER REVS 'AA'
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to Tarrant Regional Water District, Texas' $77.3 million water revenue refunding and improvement bonds, series 2009. The bonds are scheduled to price as early as the week of Jan. 26 via negotiation. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: PUGET SOUND ENERGY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES $250 MILLION DEBT FINANCING
BELLEVUE, Wash.----Puget Sound Energy, the utility subsidiary of Puget Energy , today announced it has successfully completed a $250 million issuance of first mortgage bonds. The bonds were placed with more than 35 institutional investors, have a term of seven years and carry a 6.75 percent coupon. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES SKY LAKES MEDICAL CENTER (OREGON) REVS TO 'BB'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings has downgraded to 'BB' from 'BBB+' the rating on approximately $52.8 million of outstanding bonds issued by the Klamath Falls Intercommunity Hospital Authority Revenue and Refunding Bonds series 2006 and 2002. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES CALIFORNIA'S $8.7B ECONOMIC RECOVERY BONDS TO 'A+'; RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings downgrades the rating on approximately $8.7 billion in outstanding State of California economic recovery bonds to 'A+' from 'AA-'. ERBs are backed by a pledge of a one-quarter cent sales tax, constitutionally dedicated to debt service and also carry the state's general obligation full faith and credit pledge. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS TAMARAC, FLORIDA'S REVS AT 'A+'
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms Tamarac, Florida's approximately $23.5 million in capital improvement revenue bonds at 'A+'. Concurrently, Fitch affirms the city's approximately $2 million in outstanding general obligation bonds at 'AA-'. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT, TEXAS $77MM WATER REVS 'AA'
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to Tarrant Regional Water District, Texas' $77.3 million water revenue refunding and improvement bonds, series 2009. The bonds are scheduled to price as early as the week of Jan. 26 via negotiation. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DIST., NEVADA'S $45MM GOS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the $45 million Washoe County School District , Nevada, general obligation limited tax school improvement bonds, series 2009. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: PUGET SOUND ENERGY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES $250 MILLION DEBT FINANCING
BELLEVUE, Wash.----Puget Sound Energy, the utility subsidiary of Puget Energy , today announced it has successfully completed a $250 million issuance of first mortgage bonds. The bonds were placed with more than 35 institutional investors, have a term of seven years and carry a 6.75 percent coupon. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES PLATTE RIVER POWER AUTH (COLORADO) $120MM SERIES HH POWER REVS 'AA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to Platte River Power Authority's $120 million series HH power revenue bonds. The series HH bonds rank on parity with first lien, $201.1 million outstanding power revenue bonds, which Fitch affirms at 'AA'. ... more info

23 Jan 2009: FITCH SURVEILLANCE: FITCH AFFIRMS MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS WATER REVS AT 'A-'; STABLE OUTLOOK
AUSTIN, Texas----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms its 'A-' rating on Village of Melrose Park, Illinois' $18.8 million of outstanding water revenue bonds, series 1998A. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: PERSONAL ADVISER: TREASURY-BACKED MUNI BONDS EASE INVESTMENT CONCERNS
Smart bond investors should consider strategies to pre-empt deflation in order to avoid investment losses down the road. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA ROAD SALES TAX REVS 'A+'
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' underlying rating to the Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana's $110 million road and street improvement sales tax revenue bonds, series 2009A. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: TREASURYS MIXED AS BIG NOTE AUCTIONS LOOM
Government bonds finished mixed Thursday after the Treasury Department said it would auction a record $40 billion in two-year notes and $30 billion in five-year notes next week. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA WATER & WASTEWATER REVS AT 'AA'
NEW YORK----As part of ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed Hillsborough County's $106,085,000 junior lien refunding utility revenue bonds, series 2001 and $24,385,000 refunding utility revenue bonds, series 2003 at 'AA'. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES DEACONESS HEALTH SYSTEM'S (IN) 2009 REVS 'A+'; AFFIRMS OUTSTANDING
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns 'A+' ratings to approximately $55.2 million Indiana Finance Authority hospital revenue bonds, series 2009A and $40 million IFA adjustable rate hospital revenue bonds, series 2009B; both series are being issued on behalf of the Deaconess Obligated Group . ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH UPGRADES DUTCHESS CO. IDA, NEW YORK (MARIST COLLEGE CIVIC FACILITY), VRDBS 2008 TO 'AA-/F1+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings upgrades the rating assigned to the $20,000,000 Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency , New York, variable rate demand civic facility revenue bonds , series 2008 to 'AA-/F1+' from 'A/F1'. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS DENTON CO. RUD 1, TX' GO ULT BONDS AT 'BBB+'
AUSTIN, Texas----As part of ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB+' rating on approximately $10.02 million in outstanding series 1987, 2002, 2004, and 2005 unlimited tax bonds for Denton County Road Utility District 1, Texas . ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFS 3 SR & DOWNGRS 1 SUB CLASS FROM BRAZOS STUDENT FINANCE CORP., 2003-1 INDENTURE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed 3 senior classes and has downgraded 1 subordinate class from the student loan revenue bonds issued by Brazos Student Finance Corp. , 2003-1 Indenture of Trust. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES 1 SUB CLASS FROM THE BRAZOS STUDENT FINANCE CORP., 1995 INDENTURE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed 5 senior classes and downgraded 1 subordinate class from the student loan revenue bonds issued by Brazos Student Finance Corp. , 1995 Indenture of Trust. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES SAN DIEGO REGIONAL BLDG AUTHORITY'S (CALIFORNIA) $141.7MM 2009A BONDS 'AA'
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings assigns its 'AA' rating to San Diego Regional Building Authority , California's $141,720,000 lease revenue bonds series 2009A. The bonds will be sold via negotiation on Feb. 11. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH WITHDRAWS WINTER PARK, FLORIDA'S $45MM WATER & SEWER REVS ON POSTPONEMENT OF SALE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings withdraws its 'A+' rating assigned to the City of Winter Park, Florida's approximately $45.2 million of water and sewer revenue refunding bonds, series 2008; the bonds were originally scheduled to sell via negotiated sale the week of Oct. 13, 2008. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH WITHDRAWS BOSTON WATER & SEWER COMMISSION'S 2008 GENERAL REVS ON POSTPONEMENT OF SALE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings withdraws its 'AA' rating assigned to Boston Water and Sewer Commission's approximately $115.1 million general revenue and refunding bonds , 2008 series A; the bonds were originally scheduled to sell competitively on Sept. 18, 2008. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: WORLD STOCKS REBOUND
World stocks rose from this week's 7-week low on Thursday as banking shares recovered after a heavy sell-off, while European government bonds tumbled on concerns the countries may borrow more to boost the economy. ... more info

22 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES KING COUNTY'S (WA) $48.6MM LTGO REFUNDING BONDS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to King County, Washington's $48.6 million limited tax general obligation refunding bonds, 2009. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES MAINE TURNPIKE AUTHORITY REVENUE RFDG BONDS 'AA-'; SPECIAL OBLIGATIONS 'A-'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an underlying 'AA-' rating to approximately $50,000,000 Maine Turnpike Authority turnpike revenue bonds, series 2009. Fitch also affirms the authority's outstanding $349 million turnpike revenue bonds at 'AA-'. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH CONFIRMS NEMOURS FOUNDATION (FLORIDA) $24.6MM SER 2007 BONDS 'F1+'; AFFS 'AAA' L-T RATING
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings confirms the short-term rating of 'F1+' for $24.35 million Jacksonville Health Facilities Authority tax-exempt health facilities revenue bonds, series 2007, issued on behalf of The Nemours Foundation . ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA $330MM WASTEWATER REVS 'AA'
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns an underlying long-term 'AA' to the City of Los Angeles, California $329.8 million wastewater system revenue bonds, refunding series 2009-A. The bonds are scheduled to be sold the week of Feb. 2 via negotiation. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH WITHDRAWS RATING ON PENDERGAST ESD NO. 92, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA SERIES C (2008) GO BONDS
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings withdraws its 'A+' rating previously assigned to the $11 million general obligation bonds , series C of Pendergast ESD, No. 92, Maricopa County, Arizona. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES PEARLAND, TX'S $12.8MM WTR & SWR SYS REVS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns an initial 'A+' rating to approximately $12.8 million water and sewer system revenue bonds, series 2009. In addition, Fitch assigns an 'A+' rating to the city's approximately $92 million in outstanding parity water and sewer system revenue bonds. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES PENDERGAST ESD NO. 92, ARIZONA'S SCHOOL BONDS 'A+'
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the Pendergast Elementary School District No. 92 of Maricopa County, Arizona's $11 million school improvement bonds, Project of 2006, series C . ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS 17 CLASSES FROM NEW MEXICO EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION 1998 MASTER TRUST
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed 17 classes of education loan bonds issued by under the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation 1998 Master Trust. The actions follow a review of the trust collateral performance taken in conjunction with Fitch's ongoing review of student loan transactions with auction-rate exposure. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES SUMNER REGIONAL HLTH SYSTEM (TENNESSEE) TO 'BB+' FROM 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating on approximately $150 million of outstanding bonds issued by the Health, Educational and Housing Facilities Board of the County of Sumner, Tennessee, hospital revenue, refunding and improvement bonds , series 2007A to 'BB+' from 'BBB+'. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: FITCH UPGRADES PEORIA, ARIZONA HURF REV BONDS TO 'AA-'
AUSTIN, Texas----During the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings upgrades the rating on the City of Peoria, Arizona's street and highway user revenue bonds to 'AA-' from 'A+'. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: MARKETAXESS TO HOST CONFERENCE CALL ANNOUNCING 2008 FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, will announce its 2008 fourth quarter results on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. ... more info

21 Jan 2009: GERMANY RAISES GUARANTEE FOR HYPO BONDS
Hypo Real Estate said the German government has increased the state guarantee for bonds issued by the company by $15.5 billion. ... more info

20 Jan 2009: SHORT-TERM BONDS REGAIN POPULARITY
After months of yanking money from battered short-term bond funds, individual investors have reversed course and gradually started switching money back . ... more info

20 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES WASHINGTON SUBURBAN SANITARY DISTRICT'S (MARYLAND) $165MM GOS 'AAA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the Washington Suburban Sanitary District, Maryland's approximately $165 million consolidated public improvement bonds, series 2009. ... more info

20 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES GEORGIA STATE ROAD & TOLLWAY AUTHORITY $600MM REVS 'AA-'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following series of bonds issued by the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority : ... more info

19 Jan 2009: UK BANK RESCUE PLAN CHEERS WORLD STOCKS
World stocks rose on Monday while government bonds fell after Britain launched a multi-billion rescue plan for its troubled banks and the incoming U.S. administration planned more measures to help the economy. ... more info

17 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (ILLINOIS) SER 2009A&B BNDS 'A-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to approximately $113 million of Illinois Finance Authority revenue bonds series 2009A&B . In addition, Fitch affirms the 'A-' rating on the outstanding Rush University Medical Center Obligated Group revenue bonds. ... more info

17 Jan 2009: FITCH RTES $165.8MM FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH, RFDG. REVS SER. 2009A B (OHIOHEALTH CORP.) 'AA/F1+'
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA/F1+' to the $165,800,000 County of Franklin, Ohio, hospital facilities refunding revenue bonds , consisting of $82,900,000 series 2009A and $82,900,000 series 2009B. ... more info

16 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES TEXAS' $336MM GO WATER BONDS 'AA+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to $153 million in State of Texas general obligation water financial assistance bonds, series 2009, sub-series 2009-A . The bonds are expected on Feb. 3 via negotiation, and mature Aug. 1, 2009-2029. ... more info

16 Jan 2009: NEW YORK YANKEES, METS GET MORE BONDS FOR PARKS
The New York Yankees and Mets won their fight to get public backing for additional financing for their new ballpark that will save them hundreds of millions of dollars interest payments. ... more info

16 Jan 2009: FITCH ASSIGNS WAKEMED HEALTH SYS (NC) REVS 'AA-'; STABLE OUTLOOK
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'AA-' to WakeMed's Health System's expected issuance of $224 million of series 2009A&B health care facility revenue bonds issued through the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. ... more info

16 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL WATER FINANCE AUTH'S $300MM FISCAL 2009 SERIES EE REVS 'AA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority's approximately $300 million water and sewer system revenue bonds, fiscal 2009 series EE. ... more info

16 Jan 2009: FITCH DOWNGRADES TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA'S CAPITAL BONDS TO 'AA-'; REVISES OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----In the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings downgrades Tallahassee, Florida's approximately $5.2 million in outstanding capital bonds series 2001 and $78.0 million in capital bonds series 2004 to 'AA-' from 'AA'. ... more info

16 Jan 2009: STONE & YOUNGBERG CONTINUES TO EXPAND UTILITY PRACTICE WITH $200 MILLION METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FINANCING
SAN FRANCISCO----Stone & Youngberg, a leading financial services firm and the nation's top underwriter of California municipal bonds over the past five years1, announced that it completed a $200 million water utility financing for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California . ... more info

16 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES UNIFIED GOVT OF WYANDOTTE CTY/KANSAS CITY (KANSAS) BPU'S $57.5MM REVS 'A+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS Board of Public Utilities' $57.5 million utility system improvement revenue bonds, series 2009A. ... more info

16 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES NEW JERSEY EDA'S $175MM SCHOOL FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION BONDS 'A+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating on the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's $175 million school facilities construction bonds, 2009 series Z. The 2009 series Z bonds, which mature Dec. 15, 2010-2034, are being issued to provide new money to finance school facilities construction projects. ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES PLANO, TEXAS' $44MM GOS & TAX NOTES 'AAA'
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to Plano, Texas' $37.7 million general obligation refunding and improvement bonds, series 2009, and $6.2 million tax notes, series 2009. ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS 3 AND DOWNGRADES 2 CLASSES FROM MISSISSIPPI HIGHER ED ASSISTANCE CORP 2004 INDENTURE
NEW YORK & CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has affirmed three and downgraded two classes from the Federal Family Education Loan Program student loan revenue bonds issued by Mississippi Higher Education Assistance Corporation 2004 Indenture . ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES TENNESSEE ENERGY ACQ. CORP. GAS PROJECT REVS 2006B 'BBB'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns a 'BBB' rating to Tennessee Energy Acquisition Corporation's $121.4 million of subordinate gas project revenue bonds, series 2006B. Fitch also affirms the outstanding 'AA-' rating on the outstanding $1.99 billion 2006A bonds. ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS 5 SENIOR & DOWNGRS 2 SUB CLASSES FROM BRAZOS STUDENT FINANCE CORP., 2001 INDENTURE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has affirmed five senior classes and downgraded two subordinate classes from the student loan revenue bonds issued by Brazos Student Finance Corp. , 2001 Indenture of Trust. ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES CONNECTICUT'S $420MM 2ND LIEN STO RFDG BONDS 'AA-'
NEW YORK----Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to $420 million State of Connecticut second lien special tax obligation refunding bonds, transportation infrastructure purposes, 2009 series 1. ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH WITHDRAWS ENHANCED RATINGS ON CALIFORNIA DWR POWER SUPPLY VRDBS 2005F-3&5
NEW YORK----On Dec. 1, 2008 Fitch Ratings withdrew its enhanced 'AA-/F1+' rating on the California Department of Water Resources' variable-rate demand power supply revenue bonds series 2005F-3 and its 'AA/F1+' rating on the series 2005F-5 . ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES LOS ANGELES DEPT OF WATER & POWER (CA) $150MM WATER REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's $150 million water system revenue bonds, 2009 series A. The bonds are scheduled to price the week of Jan. 26 via negotiated sale. ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS BEAUMONT HOSPITAL (MICHIGAN) AT 'A'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A' rating on the $390.5 million City of Royal Oak Hospital Finance Authority hospital revenue and refunding bonds series 2008V which are being issued this week and will now be called series 2009V bonds. ... more info

15 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS CALIFORNIA DWR $9.5B POWER SUPPLY REVS AT 'A+'; POSITIVE OUTLOOK
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings affirms the underlying long term rating of 'A+', for the California Department of Water Resources' Electric Fund $9.5 billion parity power supply revenue bonds. ... more info

14 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS 26 CLASSES OF MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATIONAL FINANCING AUTHORITY, 1992
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed 26 classes from nine series of Issue E student loan asset-backed bonds issued by Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority , 1992 General Resolution Amended and Restated as of Feb. 15, 2007. ... more info

14 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK'S $117.33MM GOS 'AAA'; UPGRADES OUTSTANDING GOS TO 'AAA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to Westchester County, New York's approximately $135,160,000 general obligation serial bonds, consisting of the following: ... more info

14 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS ST. JOSEPH'S/CANDLER (GEORGIA) BONDS AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has affirmed the underlying 'BBB+' rating on the outstanding $144 million Hospital Authority of Savannah , series 1998A, 1998B, 1998C, and 2003 revenue bonds issued on behalf of St. ... more info

14 Jan 2009: SIERRA WIRELESS ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CASH TENDER OFFERS TO ACQUIRE WAVECOM IN FRIENDLY DEAL
LES-MOULINEAUX, France, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless , a leading provider for wireless modems for mobile computing, and Wavecom , a leading provider of embedded wireless technology for M2M communication, announced the commencement of cash tender offers in France and the United States, by Sierra Wireless France SAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Wireless, for all outstanding shares (including shares represented by American Depository Shares and OCEANE convertible bonds) of Wavecom. ... more info

14 Jan 2009: $400M MINN. BOND SALE GOES BETTER THAN EXPECTED
In a rare bit of good economic news, Minnesota finance officials say they had better luck selling state bonds than they did last year. ... more info

14 Jan 2009: FITCH WITHDRAWS SAN DIEGO REGIONAL BUILDING AUTHORITY'S (CALIFORNIA) 2008A BONDS
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings withdraws its 'AA' rating on San Diego Regional Building Authority , California's lease revenue bonds series 2008A. Due to market conditions, the county has not issued these bonds. ... more info

14 Jan 2009: FLOW OF DOLLARS TO CHINA SLOWS
China’s foreign reserves grew in the fourth quarter of last year at the slowest pace since the summer of 2004, as the country’s central bank found itself with fewer dollars to buy Treasury bonds and other foreign assets.

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13 Jan 2009: SIGNS OF CREDIT MARKET THAW BEGIN TO EMERGE
Credit markets are beginning to thaw after months of a deep freeze. In a promising turn that could bolster the economy, companies are selling bonds at a pace not seen since last spring. ... more info

13 Jan 2009: ECUADOR WILL RESUME PAYMENT ON SOME BOND DEBT
Ecuador will make a $30.9 million interest payment on its Global 2015 bonds despite vowing to stop paying other international debt, the finance minister said Tuesday. ... more info

13 Jan 2009: STONE & YOUNGBERG TAXABLE FIXED INCOME GROUP CONTINUES GROWTH WITH THREE NEW HIRES
SAN FRANCISCO----Stone & Youngberg, a leading financial services firm and the nation's top underwriter of California municipal bonds over the past five years1, continued to expand its fixed income business today with the announcement of three new hires. ... more info

13 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS SR LIEN WATER REVS 'AA'; OUTLOOK STABLE
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to San Antonio, Texas' $150 million water system revenue and refunding bonds, series 2009, scheduled to price the week of Jan. 19 via negotiated sale. ... more info

13 Jan 2009: FITCH WITHDRAWS ENHANCED S-T RATING ON NEW YORK CITY ADJ-RATE 1995 F-2 GOS
NEW YORK----In connection with the termination of the letter of credit issued by DEPFA BANK plc, acting through its New York branch and the conversion of the New York City adjustable-rate General Obligation bonds fiscal 1995 series F-2 to the fixed rate mode, Fitch Ratings withdraws its enhanced short-term rating of 'F1' on the bonds. ... more info

13 Jan 2009: ANOTHER AGENCY RAISES PITTSBURGH'S BOND RATING
A third New York bond rating agency has raised its grade on Pittsburgh's $725 million in municipal bonds. Fitch Ratings now rates city bonds at BBB+, up from BBB. Moody's Investors Services and Standard and Poor's have also given the city a better credit grade in the last 13 months. ... more info

13 Jan 2009: CONVERTIBLE BONDS SEEN HAVING ANOTHER BAD YEAR
The European convertible-bond market is set to shrink for a second year running as the value of bond redemptions is expected to exceed new issuance by about 50%. ... more info

13 Jan 2009: PSEG POWER LAUNCHES RETAIL BOND PROGRAM
PSEG Power announced that it has filed a prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the issuance of up to $500 million of PSEG Power investment-grade, unsecured corporate bonds through Incapital's InterNotes program. ... more info

13 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS BURLINGTON, VERMONT $44MM AIRPORT REVS AT 'BBB+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB+' rating on $44 million outstanding City of Burlington, Vermont airport revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook is Stable. The bonds are payable from net revenues generated by the operations of Burlington International Airport and mature in 2029. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM'S REV BONDS AT 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings affirms the unenhanced 'A+' rating on approximately $46.6 million of outstanding revenue bonds issued by the University of Maine System . The bonds are a general obligation of UMS. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: S&P DRAWS EU INQUIRY
Europe is probing S&P for antitrust violations over the firm's role in assigning ID codes to stocks and bonds. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: S&P DRAWS EU INQUIRY
Europe is probing S&P for antitrust violations over the firm's role in assigning ID codes to stocks and bonds. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: S&P DRAWS EU INQUIRY
Europe is probing S&P for antitrust violations over the firm's role in assigning ID codes to stocks and bonds. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES LIPA'S $250MM ELEC SYSTEM GEN REV BONDS 'A-', OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A-' to the Long Island Power Authority's planned issuance of $250 million series 2009A fixed-rate electric system general revenue bonds. Fitch also affirms outstanding $5.7 billion parity electric system general revenue bonds at 'A-'. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH PLACES MANATEE PORT AUTH'S (FL) $29MM REVS ON WATCH NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings places the 'AA-' underlying rating for the Manatee Port Authority, Florida's approximately $29 million port revenue bonds on Rating Watch Negative. The bonds are secured by a pledge of the net revenues generated from the operations of Port Manatee , which includes state sales tax funds received by Manatee County and pledged to the port through an interlocal agreement, and by Manatee County's covenant to budget and appropriate non-ad valorem tax revenues sufficient to replenish a deficiency in the authority's debt service reserve fund. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH AFFIRMS 40 CLASSES FROM THE VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORP., 1995 INDENTURE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed 40 classes from the Federal Family Education Loan Program student loan revenue bonds issued by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation , 1995 Indenture of Trust. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH PLACES WELLMONT HEALTH SYSTEM'S (TENNESSEE) 'BBB+' REVS ON WATCH NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has placed the 'BBB+' rating on the outstanding bonds issued on behalf of Wellmont Health System on Rating Watch Negative. A full list of affected entities follows the end of the press release. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES TEXAS PERMANENT UNIVERSITY FUND 2009A BONDS 'AAA'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns a 'AAA' rating to approximately $100,000,000 of Board of Regents of the University of Texas System permanent university fund bonds, series 2009. The bonds, which will be issued in a traditional fixed rate mode, are expected to price via negotiated sale on or about Jan. 22, 2009. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM'S $100MM 2009B RFS BONDS 'AAA'
NEW YORK----Fitch rates approximately $100,000,000 of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System's Revenue Financing System bonds, series 2009B 'AAA'. The bonds, which will be issued in a traditional fixed rate mode, are expected to price via negotiated sale on or about Jan. 22, 2009. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES JEA'S (FLORIDA) $125.260MM ELECTRIC SYSTEM SUB REV BONDS 'AA-'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to JEA's $125.260 million electric system subordinated revenue bonds series 2009A. The bonds are expected to price the week of Jan. 12, 2009 and will finance a portion of JEA's capital plan. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: FITCH RATES SYNAGRO-BALTIMORE'S REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'BBB+' to Synagro-Baltimore LLC's $25.6 million tax-exempt series 2008 A revenue refunding bonds . The Rating Outlook is Stable. The Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority issued the bonds on behalf of Synagro. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: LOOK TO INCORPORATE CORPORATE BONDS
These three funds offer good long-term value in an attractive total package. ... more info

12 Jan 2009: RATES, EARNINGS AND BONDS
Much investor focus will be on Europe this week with eyes on interest rates, retail earnings and the demand for bonds. Concerns about corporate fraud, meanwhile, are rising as the global economy deteriorates and scandals are revealed in India and on Wall Street. ... more info

11 Jan 2009: T. ROWE'S RISKY FOCUS
T. Rowe Price's new investment vehicle will focus on some of the riskiest areas, including junk bonds and emerging-market debt. ... more info

11 Jan 2009: T. ROWE'S RISKY FOCUS
T. Rowe Price's new investment vehicle will focus on some of the riskiest areas, including junk bonds and emerging-market debt. ... more info

11 Jan 2009: RATES, EARNINGS, BONDS AND SCANDALS
Much investor focus will be on Europe this week with eyes on interest rates, retail earnings and the demand for bonds. Concerns about corporate fraud, meanwhile, are rising as the global economy deteriorates and scandals are revealed in India and on Wall Street. ... more info

10 Jan 2009: ECUADOR MINISTER: DEBT RENEGOTIATION IMMINENT
Ecuador is contemplating buying back, restructuring or swapping $4 billion in bonds for other instruments when it announces plans for managing its foreign debt next week, Finance Minister Maria Elsa Viteri said Friday. ... more info

9 Jan 2009: JUNK BONDS GET GOOD START IN '09
The value of new debt sold in the last month from two speculative, or junk-rated, companies has jumped as a result of pent-up demand from investors eager to add risk to their portfolios. ... more info

9 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES MINNESOTA'S $400MM GOS 'AAA'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to approximately $400 million State of Minnesota general obligation bonds, expected to sell competitively on Jan. 13. Fitch also affirms the 'AAA' rating on about $4.3 billion outstanding state GOs. ... more info

9 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES BERKS CO. MUNI AUTH (READING HOSP & MED CENTER), PA $100MM VRBS SERI 2009A-1 'AA-/F1+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA-/F1+' to $100,000,000 Berks County Municipal Authority variable-rate revenue bonds , series 2009A-1. The 'AA-' long-term rating reflects the rating assigned to the Reading Hospital & Medical Center revenue bonds. ... more info

9 Jan 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS EDEN HOSPITAL HEALTH SERVICES' (CA) 2004 REVS AT 'BBB'; STABLE OUTLOOK
TAMPA, Florida----Fitch Ratings has affirmed at 'BBB' the underlying rating on Eden Hospital Health Services Corporation's series 2004 revenue bonds issued through Eden Township Healthcare District. ... more info

9 Jan 2009 : FITCH UPGRADES NORTHWESTERN CORP.'S FMBS, SR UNSECURED RATINGS; AFFIRMS IDR
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has upgraded NorthWestern Corp.'s first mortgage bonds and senior unsecured debt ratings and affirmed both long-term and short-term Issuer Default Ratings . ... more info

9 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES OHIO GO REFUNDING BONDS 'AA+'; NEGATIVE OUTLOOK
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the State of Ohio's general obligation refunding bonds, consisting of the following: ... more info

9 Jan 2009 : AP SOURCE: GRAND JURY PROBES NM HOUSING AUTHORITY
A state grand jury is investigating the operations of an Albuquerque-based regional housing authority that defaulted on payments for $5 million in bonds it sold to New Mexico. ... more info

9 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES NEW YORK CITY TFA $300MM BUILDING AID REVS 'A+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to the New York City Transitional Finance Authority's $300 million building aid revenue bonds, fiscal 2009 series S-3. The bonds are scheduled to sell through negotiation the week of Jan. 12, 2009. ... more info

8 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES CORPUS CHRISTI ISD, TEXAS' $169MM GOS 'AA'
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns it's 'AA' rating to Corpus Christi Independent School District , Texas' approximately $169 million unlimited tax school building bonds, series 2009. ... more info

8 Jan 2009 : FITCH DOWNGRADES MARSHALL MEDICAL (CA) BONDS TO 'BBB-'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has downgraded to 'BBB-' from 'BBB' the underlying rating on approximately $81.9 million of the following outstanding California Health Facilities Financing Authority bonds: ... more info

8 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES $600MM 5.30% PROGRESS ENERGY CAROLINAS FMBS 'A+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A+' to the $600 million of 5.30% of first mortgage bonds issued by Carolina Power & Light Company, d/b/a Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc . ... more info

8 Jan 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS 23 CLASSES FROM PANHANDLE-PLAINS HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORITY 1991AB INDENTURE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed 23 and withdrawn six classes from the Federal Family Education Loan Program student loan revenue bonds issued by Panhandle-Plains Higher Education Authority pursuant to Restated and Amended Indenture, dated as of August 30, 2007. ... more info

8 Jan 2009: BUY MUNIS AHEAD OF OBAMA BAILOUT, PIMCO'S GROSS SAYS
Debt-ridden states and local governments are poised for a bailout under the incoming Obama administration, presenting a buying opportunity for downtrodden municipal bonds, Pimco founder Bill Gross says. ... more info

8 Jan 2009 : FITCH WITHDRAWS STATE OF OHIO 2008A&B GOS
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the 'AA+' rating on the following state of Ohio bonds. The bonds did not sell as expected on Nov. 17, 2008. ... more info

8 Jan 2009 : MARKETAXESS ANNOUNCES MONTHLY VOLUME STATISTICS FOR DECEMBER 2008
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, today announced total monthly trading volume for December 2008 of $16.2 billion, consisting of $10.3 billion in U.S. high-grade volume, $2.1 billion in eurobond volume, and $3.8 billion in other volume. ... more info

8 Jan 2009 : FUTURE UNCERTAIN FOR GM, LEHMAN BONDS
Investors who hold bonds from Lehman Brothers and General Motors may face some financial risk. ... more info

8 Jan 2009 : MASISA ISSUES BONDS FOR US$100 MILLION AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES ITS FINANCIAL STRENGTHENING PLAN
Today, Masisa issued bonds for UF3 million (equivalent to US$100 ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES BATTLE CREEK TIFA, MICHIGAN'S LTGOS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the tax increment finance authority of the City of Battle Creek, Michigan's $3,990,000 tax increment bonds, series 2009 scheduled for negotiated sale on or about the week of Jan. 12. ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS 2 SERIES OF MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATIONAL FINANCING AUTHORITY, 1997 GENERAL RESOLUTION
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed Issue G, Series 1998 and Issue G, Series 2000 of student loan asset-backed bonds issued by Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority , 1997 General Resolution. ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS LOUISIANA TRANS. AUTHORITY REVS AT 'BBB'; BANS AT 'A'; OUTLOOK TO STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed its underlying ratings on the following bonds for the Louisiana Transportation Authority : ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES CHANDLER, ARIZONA GO BONDS 'AAA'; EXCISE TAX REVS 'AA+'
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the $252.0 million general obligation bonds , series 2009 of Chandler, Arizona. Fitch also has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the city's $32.445 million excise tax revenue bonds, series 2009. ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH CONFIRMS OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 2008A GENERAL RECEIPTS BONDS 'AA'; STABLE OUTLOOK
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings confirms the long-term 'AA' rating on approximately $233 million of series 2008A fixed-rate general receipts bonds to be issued by the Ohio State University . ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS 5 CLASSES FROM RHODE ISLAND STUDENT LOAN AUTHORITY 1993 MASTER TRUST
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has affirmed five classes from the student loan program revenue bonds issued by Rhode Island Student Loan Authority 1993 Master Trust. The actions follow a review of the trust collateral performance taken in conjunction with Fitch's ongoing review of student loan transactions with auction rate exposure. ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES OHIO BUILDING AUTHORITY'S $140MM STATE FACILITIES BONDS 'AA'; OUTLOOK NEGATIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the Ohio Building Authority's $139.715 million state facilities bonds and state facilities refunding bonds, consisting of: ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH AFFIRMS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, (MISSOURI), AT 'BBB+'; OUTLOOK STABLE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings affirms at 'BBB+' its rating on the aggregate approximate $115.1 million Industrial Development Authority of the County of Cape Girardeau, Missouri hospital revenue bonds, series 2007, 2002A, and 1993 . ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH PLACES SUMNER REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM, INC. (TENNESSEE) ON RATING WATCH NEGATIVE
CHICAGO----Fitch Ratings places the 'BBB+' rating on approximately $150 million of outstanding bonds issued by The Health, Educational and Housing Facilities Board of the County of Sumner, Tennessee, hospital revenue, refunding and improvement bonds , series 2007A, on Rating Watch Negative. ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES CITY OF LONG BEACH IMPLIED SEWER REVS 'AA-'; STABLE OUTLOOK
AUSTIN, Texas----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' implied rating to the City of Long Beach's sewer revenue bonds. The revenue bond lien, of which there are no bonds outstanding at this time and none anticipated until 2013, is structured to be secured by a senior lien on net revenues of the city's sewer enterprise system . ... more info

7 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIV (TEXAS) $23MM RFS BONDS 'A+'
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'A+' to approximately $23 million of Texas Public Finance Authority Revenue Financing System revenue bonds, series 2009, issued on behalf of Stephen F. ... more info

6 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER & SEWER AUTH'S $300MM SR LIEN REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK POSITIVE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' underlying rating to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's approximately $300 million public utility senior lien revenue bonds, series 2009. ... more info

6 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA METRO WATER DISTRICT $200MM REVS 'AA+'; OUTLOOK TO NEGATIVE
SAN FRANCISCO----Fitch Ratings assigns its 'AA+' rating to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's $200 million water revenue bonds, 2008 authorization, series A. The Rating Outlook is Negative. ... more info

6 Jan 2009: CREDIT MARKETS LOOSEN SLIGHTLY
The binds around credit loosened further Tuesday, as investors flocked to assets such as high-grade corporate bonds and mortgage securities. ... more info

6 Jan 2009: GOVERNMENT BONDS EXTEND DECLINES
Treasurys are falling out of favor with investors in the new year. For the third session in a row, prices fell as investors braced for an onslaught of supply coming to market to fund the government's rescue of the U.S. economy. ... more info

5 Jan 2009 : FITCH WITHDRAWS ENHANCED L-T AND S-T RATINGS ON 2 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES BONDS
NEW YORK----In connection with the termination and cancellation of the municipal bond insurance policy issued by Financial Security Assurance and the conversion of the bonds from the weekly rate mode to the fixed rate mode, Fitch withdraws its enhanced 'AAA/F1+' on the California Department of Water Resources variable rate demand power supply revenue bonds series 2005G-11, and its enhanced 'AAA/F1' rating on the California Department of Water Resources variable rate demand power supply revenue bonds series 2005G-4. ... more info

5 Jan 2009: LONG-TERM TREASURYS TUMBLE
Long-term government debt prices tumbled for the second session in a row Monday as investors shifted into riskier bonds and as President-elect Barack Obama pitched his stimulus package to both houses of Congress. ... more info

5 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES MTA, NEW YORK'S TRANS REV BONDS 'A'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an underlying 'A' rating to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's, NY $210.5 million transportation revenue variable-rate refunding bonds series 2002B. ... more info

5 Jan 2009 : FITCH RATES UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS SYSTEM SERIES 2009 REVS 'AA-'; OUTLOOK STABLE
NEW YORK----Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the approximately $39,385,000 Board of Regents of the University of North Texas System, revenue financing system bonds, series 2009. ... more info

5 Jan 2009 : GOVERNMENT DEBT PRICES KEEP ON FALLING
Long-term government debt prices tumbled for the second session in a row Monday as investors shifted into riskier bonds and as President-elect Barack Obama pitched his stimulus package to both houses of Congress. ... more info

5 Jan 2009 : FITCH TAKES VARIOUS RATING ACTIONS ON ENHANCED VARIABLE RATE MUNI BONDS
NEW YORK----In connection with the downgrade of Citibank, N.A.'s long-term Issuer Default Rating , Fitch Ratings has downgraded the long-term rating assigned to municipal bonds with letters of credit provided by Citibank, N.A. to 'A+'. ... more info

4 Jan 2009: ONLY GOVERNMENT BONDS RETURNED PROFITS
Investors could have made money last year simply by holding developed-market government bonds, but almost every other kind of liquid asset lost money. ... more info

4 Jan 2009: CHINA'S BONDS POINT TO RECOVERY
China expects to issue record amounts of domestic debt in 2009 to keep the economy from slowing too much. ... more info

3 Jan 2009 : ECUADOR LEADER SAYS MAY HONOR GLOBAL 2015 BONDS
President Rafael Correa said Saturday that Ecuador may pay back some of its global bonds despite defaulting last month on payment of other bonds it considers illegitimate. ... more info

2 Jan 2009: INDIA TAKES STEPS TO BOLSTER ECONOMY
India moved to slow its economic crisis, slashing key rates, easing limits on foreign investment in corporate bonds and rolling back anti-inflationary measures. ... more info

2 Jan 2009 : LAWMAKER: POSTPONE VOTE ON BONDS FOR METS, YANKEES
A New York state assemblyman investigating the financing agreements for the Mets and Yankees new ballparks is asking to postpone a vote on additional public bonds for the projects. ... more info

2 Jan 2009: BONDS IN 2009: WAITING BY THE EXITS
Treasurys are coming off their best year since 1995, returning more than 13.7% to investors in 2008, but analysts say support for bonds could come to a crashing end in 2009. ... more info



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