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Who Should We Trust? Dems, GOP... Standard and Poor's?

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Downgrading us could prove to be a credit rating agency disaster as it has with other countries that have been downgraded.

A Corrupt S&P Uses Shock Doctrine to Help Push Wall Street's Conservative Political Agenda

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

S&P's opinion on debt ratings should have almost no credibility. S&P is the same private profit-making corporation that was paid tens of millions of dollars by Wall Street banks to rate its toxic subprime mortgages and derivatives, giving them phony AAA ratings.

Debt Ceiling Deal Could Have 'Minimal Impact' On U.S. Economy

Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (David Lawder) - The tentative deal to avoid a crushing debt default is at best a mild relief for the U.S. economy that nearly stalled in t...

Despite Debt Deal, Nation's AAA Credit Rating Still In Danger Of Downgrade

Reuters | By David Lawder | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tentative U.S. deal to avoid a crushing debt default is at best a mild relief for the U.S. economy that nearly stalled in t...

Amanda Terkel

Eric Cantor's District May Lose AAA Credit Rating | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moody's Investors Service is warning 162 local governments that they risk a downgrade of their AAA credit rating because of the federal ...

Economists Say U.S. Credit Rating Will Be Downgraded: Poll

Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

(Pedro da Costa and Andy Bruce) - The United States will lose its top-notch AAA credit rating from at least one major rating agency, according to a Re...

U.S. Businesses, Wall Street Prepare For Possibility Of Downgrade, Default

Posted 09.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Emily Flitter and Jennifer Ablan) - American businesses, from Wall Street banks to major industrial corporations, are preparing contingency ...

Fitch Ratings Will Decide On U.S. Ratings Outlook In August

Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Walter Brandimarte) - Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday it will decide next month whether the United States deserves to keep a stable outlook ...

Bernanke: Inaction On Debt Ceiling Could Cause 'Severe Disruptions' In Markets

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned on Tuesday that a failure to lift the government's $14.3 trillion ...

$1500 Per Ounce

Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

LONDON (Jan Harvey) - Gold shot up above $1,500 an ounce on Wednesday for the first time ever as worries over the health of the global economy boosted...

Japan Cabinet Ministers Express Confidence In U.S. Debt After S&P Lowers Outlook

Reuters | Kaori Kaneko and Tetsushi Kajimoto | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

April 19, 2011 1:27:39 AM By Kaori Kaneko and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese cabinet ministers on Tuesday moved to shore up confidence...

Dow Jones Drops On News Of U.S. Credit Downgrade

Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

Update: The Dow Jones closed at 12,201.59, dropping 140.25 points for the day (1.14 percent). On Monday, stocks took a big hit after credit-rating ...