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Shields, Yvette; Carvlin, Elizabeth
October 2004
Bond Buyer;10/27/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31998, p35
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The article presents information about financial condition in the U.S. The Chicago City Council Finance Committee last week endorsed the city's plan to raise $1.8 billion by handing over operations of the Chicago Skyway toll road to a private company, a deal that will help boost financial reserves and retire debt. Moody's Investors Service last week upgraded to A2 from A3 Methodist Medical Center of Illinois underlying credit on $77 million of triple-A insured outstanding debt. Standard & Poor's Corp. last week revised its outlook to stable from negative on Skaggs Community Hospital's BBB credit.


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