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  • L.A. council agrees to 3,000 more job cuts by July 1

     
    Under the threat of a credit rating downgrade, the Los Angeles City Council on Thursday instructed agency heads to eliminate 3,000 additional city jobs “by any means necessary, including layoffs” by July 1. The reduction — aimed in part a......
  • Big bond deals ahead: California plans $4 billion in muni sales

     
    With investors’ appetite for municipal bonds ravenous again, California plans to dive into the market in March to borrow as much as $4 billion to fund infrastructure projects. Treasurer Bill Lockyer is betting that changes the Legislature is expected...
  • California to launch $2-billion muni bond sale Tuesday

     
    California, still the state with the weakest credit rating in the Union, is hoping individual investors will see opportunity in trouble as Treasurer Bill Lockyer tries to sell $2 billion in tax-free general obligation bonds this week. As he has......
  • Wall Street Roundup: U.S. credit rating in doubt. Industrial production up.

     
    Markets open down. Stocks fell after the opening bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 20 points before beginning an upward move. Industrial production up. Industrial production unexpectedly rose 0.1% in February from a month earlier,...
  • Foreign buyers help boost California bond sale

     
    California on Thursday wrapped up its sale of $3.4 billion in mostly long-term bonds to fund voter-approved infrastructure projects, helped by robust demand from yield-hungry overseas investors. Foreign institutions put in orders for $1.2 billion of the...
  • L.A. financial crisis causes Wall Street firm to reassess utility's bond rating

     
    One of the nation’s top bond rating agencies Monday announced it would reassess its bond rating of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a move that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa blamed on the City Council's failure to approve electricity......
  • L.A.'s bond rating is cut as fiscal fight escalates

     
    Amid the high-stakes financial battle at City Hall, credit rating firm Moody’s Investors Service lowered Los Angeles’ bond rating effective Wednesday -- and warned that the city risks further downgrades. Moody’s cut L.A.’s general-obligation...
  • Credit rating agencies voice concern about L.A.'s budget crisis

     
    Representatives from two credit rating agencies expressed concern Monday about Los Angeles' precarious financial position and the City Council’s indecision on budget cuts last week. In a memo to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council members,...
  • Villaraigosa tells L.A. council that layoffs are only way to avoid 'financial tailspin'

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday made a rare address to the City Council to urge quick action on proposals to lay off workers and cut departments, warning any delay could force the city into a “financial tailspin.” The mayor, greeted......
  • Morning Money Links: S&P warns Japan on its credit rating; Fed mulls new interest-rate benchmark; how earnings stack up so far

     
    --- Government-debt fears at center stage again: Standard & Poor's warns Japan that its AA credit rating could be cut if the government doesn’t rein-in its mounting debt load. As I noted in my Times column last weekend, Wall Street......
  • New York governor sees risk of California bond default

     
    Besides understanding his own state’s finances, New York Gov. David Paterson apparently has an excellent grasp of California’s fiscal situation. So much so, in fact, that Paterson feels confident speculating publicly about the probability of...