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Commercial real estate ‘somehow has been skipped over,’ for COVID-19 aid. Here’s a plan to change that through equity investments

The federal government is being urged by a top real estate group to take an equity stake in U.S. commercial buildings over the next 12 month, through a facility designed to keep borrowers from defaulting during the pandemic and preventing property prices from a downward spiral. 3:26 p.m. July 2, 2020

Why Facebook, Amazon, Apple and other highfliers now look a lot like the ‘Nifty Fifty’ bubble stocks of the 1970s

Investors who buy regardless of price and valuation inevitably get hit with reality, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson. 4:39 p.m. June 22, 2020

A warning to muni bond investors: Coronavirus recession will decimate state and local finances

“Defund the police”? More like “defund everything.” 8:21 a.m. June 19, 2020

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PG&E raises fresh debt as it works toward bankruptcy exit

Pacific Gas and Electric Co completes an $8.925 billion debt deal on Tuesday to help finance the company as it emerges from bankruptcy. It’s part of a bigger $59 billion turnaround plan.

8:28 p.m. June 16, 2020
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Government backstop grows to 98% of new financing in residential mortgage-bond market during pandemic

The government is dominating the $11 trillion U.S. housing debt market more than before the pandemic, as private sources of capital evaporate, according to Barclays.

5:33 p.m. June 3, 2020
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Stock-market bulls cheer as S&P 500 trades above 200-day moving average — what comes next?

This is the level everyone is watching — but getting above the 200-day moving average doesn’t mean the stock market will be zooming back to the highs, chart watchers say.

11:04 a.m. May 26, 2020
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Here come the TALF funds

When the U.S. subprime mortgage market imploded more than a decade ago, credit investors sifting through the rubble found treasures. SLC Management just raised $500 million for a similar effort.

6:16 p.m. May 19, 2020
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Bank of America sells a first-of-a-kind COVID-19 bond

Bank of America is the first global commercial bank to sell a corporate bond with the specific purpose of financing the health care industry’s battle with the pandemic.

8:29 a.m. May 16, 2020
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Cisco sees spike in videoconferencing, but how will IT spending fare?

The paradoxical situation is this: While Cisco Systems Inc. has undeniably seen an upsurge in use of its WebEx online-meetings application and security products, it is vulnerable to the vagaries of IT managers who are looking for ways to trim spending in the midst of an economic tailspin.

2:15 p.m. May 15, 2020
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In a replay of 2008, toxic subprime loans could worsen this financial crisis

Stakes are high for yield-hungry buyers of CLOs of leveraged corporate debt, writes Satyajit Das.

5:41 p.m. May 14, 2020
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Hertz’s stock falls to record low after ‘going concern’ warning is issued with debt-relief deadline approaching

Shares of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. tumbled to their lowest-ever close Tuesday after the rental-car company issued a “going concern” warning, to go along with its disappointing first-quarter results and as a deadline to negotiate debt relief with its lenders approaches.

7:22 a.m. May 13, 2020

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