Pierre Bogacz  |   August 30, 2018

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Pierre Bogacz  |   August 21, 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced yesterday that bank loans and direct placements will be added to the list of events that municipal borrowers must report under Rule 15c2-12 if they...

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MSRB Wants Bank Loans Disclosed  10/13/2016
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Hospital Cash: How Much is Enough?  06/24/2016
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HFMA: Hospitals Improved in FY2015  04/26/2016
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