The universities of Connecticut and Kentucky, whose men’s basketball teams face off tonight for the national championship, are joining public colleges across the U.S. seizing on the municipal market’s best start since 2009.
The University of Connecticut plans to sell $220 million of municipal bonds starting today as its teams are set to play this weekend in the Final Four of the men’s and women’s national college basketball tournaments.
A Bitcoin trade group met yesterday with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and an array of law-enforcement officials and regulators to discuss oversight of the digital currency.
Hudson’s Bay Co., Canada’s oldest company, said it’s still committed to creating a real estate investment trust after agreeing to sell its main store and adjoining office tower in downtown Toronto for C$650 million ($585 million).
Caroline Hunter’s six-year term on the Federal Election Commission expires today. If recent history is any guide, what will happen next is ... nothing. Of the six seats on the FEC, which interprets and administers the nation’s election laws, one is vacant and the others are occupied by commissioners with expired terms. It’s tempting to conclude from this that inertia dominates the FEC but that would be mistaken: The commission is more destructive than mere inertia could possibly allow.
Standard Chartered Plc might be asked to pay as much as $700 million to resolve money-laundering allegations filed by New York’s banking superintendent after his department grew impatient with inaction by federal regulators, a person familiar with the case said.
Bank of America Corp., the biggest U.S. lender, has made a preliminary offer to bond insurer MBIA Inc. aimed at settling a legal dispute tied to defective mortgages, according to two people briefed on the discussions.