Philadelphia officials took to the road yesterday to convince investors to buy the approximately $2 billion in bond and note sales planned by the city and its agencies over the next three months.

Trading compliments over who is most responsible for the city's apparent recovery from near bankuptcy, the mayor, city council president, and other Philadelphia officials outlined a schedule of planned issues for investors and analysts gathered at the Manhattan headquarters of J.P. Morgan Securities, one of the underwriters on the upcoming deals.

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