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General Obligation Bond

In the United States, a municipal bond in which the issuing locality pledges to use all revenues at its disposal to pay bondholders, including the raising of property taxes. Should a sufficient number of residents not pay their property taxes that it impacts revenue for bondholders, the terms of the bond legally require the municipality to raise property taxes to make up the shortfall. There are two basic types of general obligation bonds. A limited GO allows for the raising of property taxes up to a certain percentage, while an unlimited GO theoretically allows the municipality to levy taxes of up to 100% of a property's value. Because an unlimited GO provides a great incentive to pay property tax on time, and because many states only allow such a bond to be issued following a vote on the matter, credit ratings agencies usually rate them higher. However, both types of GO are generally rated highly.


To trade, especially at a given price. For example, one may say that a stock "goes" at $10, meaning that one may trade at its current share price of $10.


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Palmdale went ahead 7-0 and the mood in the dugout was relaxed for the rest of the game.
The first four batters he faced singled, culminating with Dmitri Young's two-run base hit as the Reds went ahead 7-3.
A little more than four minutes later, Bailey sank a 3-pointer to put the Broncos went ahead 75-73.
He made no immediate statement, but other Palestinian leaders, who have been warning of potential violence if Israel went ahead with the project, condemned the decision.