Though the asset-backed market showed little signs of life the past few weeks - as pickings were slim to none - issuance crept much further into the fourth quarter than predicted just a few months back.

Sallie Mae priced a $2 billion student loan-backed deal just a few days before Christmas (see story page 16).

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