Month: July 2012

Which U.S. States Are Poised for the Greatest Population Growth?

by guest contributor, Peter Fugiel, Ph.D. Perhaps the single most important characteristic of the U.S. population in the 21st century is its rapid growth, expected to continue for at least the next two decades. As the trend continues, the most impressive story is in...

Metro Area Growth Spurs Infrastructure Needs

By the end of 2012, 300 of the nation’s 363 metro areas will experience real economic growth, according to a new economic report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors at their Summer Leadership meeting earlier this week. And that’s good news, because, as the...

Demystifying the High Yield Municipal Bond Market

“For most investors, the mere mention of high yield recalls the high-risk, speculative “junk bonds” of the Michael Milken era and its well-documented excesses. In the municipal arena, high yield also means higher risk, but the term encompasses a much broader class of...

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