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Gambling on Atlantic City’s Future
The fiscal plight of a high profile local issuer such as Atlantic City has also served to draw attention to New Jersey's deteriorating credit picture. This oceanside resort, as it were, lends itself quite readily to muni credit analysis 101: it is a classic tale of a one-industry town whose sole industry happens to be in a tailspin. Continue
Critical Access Hospitals at a Crossroads
Critical Access Hospitals are facing greater short-term and long-term risks as are the communities they serve and the investors who finance their facilities. As a class, the nation's 1,322 critical access hospitals are themselves on the "critical" list, as are all rural hospitals. Continue
Do Sports Teams and Venues Have a Significant Impact on Local Economies?
The economic benefit of major league sports teams, international mega-events and sport venues has become a particularly contentious public finance issue over the past few decades, according to Robert Baade, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College, who shares his insights in the following interview. Continue
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