Underwritten U.S. straight debt issues in 1991 shattered last year's record, climbing 64% to total $464.4 billion, according to early figures released by IDD Information Services yesterday.

U.S. corporate underwriting overall proved an even mightier record-buster, growing 74% from 1990 to 1991 to total $544 billion year-to-date, an IDD release said. Straight debt issues include mortgage- and asset-backed issues, an IDD source said.

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