Wedding bells for Bell Atlantic Co., Tele-Communications Inc., and Liberty Media Co. spurred tightening in TCI debt and some slight widening in Bell Atlantic issues.

"We own TCI paper and it [tightened] about 40 basis points. Obviously, Bell is a very strong credit, and this is a way of strengthening TCI," said Kenneth D. Malamed, managing director and director of fixed income at Wertheim Schroder Investment Services in Beverly Hills.

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