In a blow to municipal bondholders, a judge rules Stockton, CA eligible for bankruptcy...

|By:, SA News Editor

In a blow to municipal bondholders, a judge rules Stockton, CA eligible for bankruptcy protection. The ruling let's stay the city's decision to keep pensions intact while imposing losses on those holding the town's paper. Jefferson County, AL and San Bernardino, CA - along with other municipalities - are watching closely. Bond insurer Assured Guaranty (AGO) slides 3.3%.