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SEC moves muni-bond ratings to par with corporate rules


  • Bond Buyer (subscription required), The

Tighter rules on municipal-debt ratings by the Securities and Exchange Commission bring parity to rules on corporate debt and pressure on credit rating agencies to adopt uniform practices on methodolo… Read More

Good time to invest in real estate, CBRE's Sulentic says


  • CNBC

Limited supply and rising rental rates make it a good time to invest in commercial real estate, says Bob Sulentic, CBRE Group president and CEO. Capital is coming into U.S. commercial real estate mark… Read More

Indonesian inflation eases


  • (China)

Indonesia's consumer inflation cooled to a 3.99% annual rate in August, and core inflation fell to 4.47%. The tamer numbers are expected to relieve pressure on the central bank to raise rates. Read More

Clean-tech job creation doubles in Q2


  • Huffington Post, The

The number of new clean-energy and clean-transportation jobs announced in the U.S. in the second quarter was double that of Q1, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs. Read More

Internal report at CFPB reveals employee complaints


  • Credit Union Times

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion highlights employee concerns about elitism, favoritism, discrimination and other management issues. … Read More