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How bad will the municipal bond market get?

Dec 22, 2010
There has been some talk that the municipal bond market is going to bring trouble, and an analyst predicts hundreds of billions of dollars in defaults. Janet Babin looks into the matter.
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Failing local municipalities could lead to another financial crisis

Dec 22, 2010
A new report finds cities in pretty serious trouble. Financial analyst Meredith Whitney says we're about to see another economic crisis because of local economies failing. Eve Troeh has more.

Cash-strapped California affecting muni bonds market

Nov 20, 2010
Municipal bonds are usually quite popular because they are tax-free. But now that such bonds are coming from risky borrowers like California -- who is billions of dollars in debt -- local governments are beginning to pull the bonds because they're isn't much demand.

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Marketplace's coverage of the municipal bond market. With an increasing number of state and local governments struggling with debt and budgets, worries are growing over how the muni market will be able to cope.