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December 27, 2012
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  • Debt ceiling is days away, Geithner says
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a letter to Congress that the U.S. government's borrowing will reach the $16.4 trillion debt limit Monday, but that the Treasury plans to resort to "extraordinary measures" to allow it to legally keep borrowing. That will buy the government two months before it is unable to meet its financial obligations, Geithner said. The Washington Post (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Corporate bond returns set to drop in 2013
    Corporate bonds are unlikely to yield the impressive 9.6% returns from the U.S. and 13.3% returns from Europe that they saw in 2012, Wall Street Journal analyst Richard Barley writes, so investors might want to look to Spanish and Italian corporate bonds for high yields in the coming year. He also recommends examining subordinated European bank and insurance debt. The Wall Street Journal (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Multifamily rents are on the rise
    Multifamily rents are rising, according to Reis. It reports that the effective monthly rent averaged $1,044 in October, a 3.7% increase from a year ago. One reason is lack of supply in the affordable sector. The Wall Street Journal (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Policymakers prep final push to avert "fiscal cliff"
    With President Barack Obama and members of the Senate headed back to Washington, D.C., political leaders are preparing to make a final attempt at averting the "fiscal cliff" that economists say could send the U.S. back into recession. In a sign that there may be a way to break the standoff, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, urged the Senate, where Democrats hold the majority, to offer a proposal that could restart movement toward a budget compromise. Reuters (12/26), Politico (Washington, D.C.) (12/26), Bloomberg (12/26), The Hill/On The Money blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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