A CoreStates Capital Corp. deal proved a crowd pleaser in yesterday's new-issue parade as word also spread of a possible 100-year deal by Dutch bank ABN Amro.

"The bond market was up on Friday because of the employment number, and we are just seeing a follow-up now," said Robert Waldman, director of corporate bond research at Salomon Brothers Inc. "That's why we're seeing issuance."

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