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Connected Seniors Bridge Generation Gap Through Technology
September 18, 2014

To say that most seniors are not tech-savvy is now a grossly inaccurate statement: six in ten seniors (ages 65 and up) report regular internet usage, 76 percent go online daily, nearly half have broadband at home, and 77 percent have a cell phone, says the Pew Research Center.

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New Jersey’s Rating Downgrades by Fitch and S&P
September 11, 2014

Fitch & S&P ratings moving down in tandem. What does it mean for investors? Last week, Fitch downgraded New Jersey’s General Obligation (G.O.) bond rating from “A+” to “A”. This week, S&P replicated that , downgrading the State’s G.O. bond rating to single ‘A’ as well.

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Is Detroit’s Bankruptcy Staggering to the Finish Line?
September 05, 2014

The real finish line is years away and may never be reached. Will detroit ever see a normal return to bond market access? Detroit’s Bankruptcy Judge began hearings on Tuesday to judge whether they have met the requirements to exit bankruptcy.

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Puerto Rico Update: Improving, But Not Out Of The Woods
August 28, 2014

Prices have recovered since the debt restructuring law of June 26. Electric Authority negotiations are positive for now and there are other positives on the horizon, yet risks remain.

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Aging Athletically: The 65+ Population Takes on Marathons and More
August 21, 2014

Today’s boomers and seniors are looking for retirement communities with access to a wide range of fitness and athletic facilities. Amenities like these will likely become a necessity, not a luxury, for active boomers who choose these settings.

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