Andrea Riquier,

Andrea Riquier

Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by Andrea:

The Homebuyer Burnout Epidemic: Why House Hunting Feels So Hopeless Now—and When the Agony Will End

Across the country, homebuyers and their real estate agents—and even some home sellers—describe a sense of deep fatigue in this merciless housing market. → Read More

Is the stock market open on Monday? Here are the trading hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

U.S. stock and bond markets will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., after a volatile start to the year. → Read More

State budgets show largest annual spending increase in 15 years for 2022

U.S. states project the biggest gain in general fund spending since '07 for fiscal '22, as economic growth and federal stimulus help boost local fiscal outlooks → Read More

Eight states ask for more time to pay back federal government for jobless-benefit loans

New York, New Jersey and six other states wrote to the Treasury Tuesday asking for more time to repay interest on loans to cover jobless benefits during the... → Read More

The municipal market is getting riskier. Is anyone paying attention?

This isn’t your grandfather's muni-bond market. Demand for tax-exempt paper has been so strong that one investor recently called it a 'food fight.' → Read More

Spending by U.S. states surged at the fastest pace on record in fiscal 2021, report finds

U.S. states upped their spending at the fastest rate in at least 35 years in FY2021, boosted by federal stimulus aimed at combatting the effects of the pandemic → Read More

Municipal defaults are creeping up, suggesting more bondholder pain to come

On the cusp of monetary policy tightening, municipal-bond defaults have been ticking higher, suggesting some structural problems with the business models... → Read More

5 Midwest states want to lead the transition to electrification

Governors of five Midwestern states sign an agreement pledging to create an electric vehicle charging network across the region, and cooperate to further... → Read More

What happens if the U.S. defaults on its debt?

September 30 marks the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, and the deadline for Congress to pass a funding measure. The debt ceiling, which is the... → Read More

U.S. state tax revenues end 2021 higher than 2019, report finds

Tax collections in fiscal 2021 beat not just last year, but 2019 as well, thanks to buoyant consumer confidence, an improving economy and federal stimulus → Read More

Chicago gambled on getting more federal stimulus. Now $500 million will pay off short-term borrowing

The city of Chicago bought itself time last December by temporarily plugging a budget hole with debt. Its gamble worked, but was that at the expense of... → Read More

‘You shouldn’t just let them go without a fight’: Why the U.S. can’t lose its Black middle-class neighborhoods

'These neighborhoods can be saved for a lot less money than it would take to bring them back if we let them go,' says Alan Mallach. → Read More

Dow, S&P 500 clinch new records after blockbuster jobs report

U.S. stocks closed mostly higher Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index sweeping to fresh highs after U.S. payrolls trounced... → Read More

Climate risk is hitting home for state and local governments

Across the U.S., state and local governments and the bond market that helps them are taking increasingly proactive, if piecemeal, steps toward making their... → Read More

‘Build America Bonds’ are the key to the infrastructure bill, Scott Minerd says

This institutional investor thinks there's a lot to like about the U.S. bringing back an infrastructure finance program that worked in the Great Recession -... → Read More

Stocks close with a round of records, Dow clinches 35,000

U.S. stocks swept to another round of records Monday as investors awaited corporate earnings, an update from the Federal Reserve, and a reading on inflation.... → Read More

‘Trying to strangle local governments:’ What happens when states and their cities become adversaries?

Is state-level tax activism starving local communities of services they need, including public safety? → Read More

Stocks open higher as investors digest records, OPEC stalemate

U.S. stocks were modestly water at the start of trading in a holiday-shortened week as investors paused to digest a recent string of records and the... → Read More

Public libraries need $32 billion for capital improvements, study finds

Public libraries in the U.S. need $32 billion for construction and renovation, according to a report from the American Library Association, and if left at... → Read More

Cybersecurity risks are growing for state and local governments, report finds

The smaller the entity, the more vulnerable it's likely to be, Moody's report says → Read More