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Car Talk: 'Running' Out of Gas

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.17.2017 | Travel
Bonni Brodnick

My husband and I are trying to put this recent escapade in the rearview mirror because my declaration comes with a bit of embarrassment: Yesterday, I had the "winning" score of 11 miles to go in my gas tank and 8 miles to the closest station.

Starry Eyed: A Gaze into the Travel Industry's Rating System(s)

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

The big lesson learned from all those travel books you bought and Web sites you researched for the most radiant star rating? It was all a big waste of time because there is absolutely no authority anywhere delineating the star rating. The stars mean bupkis.

Will Fitch Downgrade the U.S. Over Debt Ceiling Drama?

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Natalie Pace

When Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. AAA rating, on August 5, 2011, the Dow dropped 2000 points and gold soared to $1,895 an ounce. Are we at the brink of another downgrade by Fitch Ratings?

Rating Watch Negative, Credit, Credibility and Debt

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Natalie Pace

The four-letter word in the economy today is debt. Debt lies at the heart of the Fitch Negative Credit Watch and pretty much every other challenge that is going on in the developed world today.

Eleazar David Melendez

This Looks Familiar

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Huxley Sommerville, group managing director at Fitch Ratings, increasingly fears another massive financial crisis. Ask him why and he tell...

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Paul Ryan

Adam Levin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

Paul Ryan has remained consistent. His statements are often lies, and when his talk turns to statistics and numbers and the financial facts faced by everyday Americans, his lies expand past the realm of "damned lies" into Mark Twain's third category of exotic deception.

Credit Agency Warns Debt Could Lead To U.S. Downgrade

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Daniel Bases) - Fitch Ratings on Wednesday warned again that the United States' rising debt burden was not consistent with maintaining the c...

S&P Downgrades Last Triple-A Rated Bank

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Dutch cooperative bank Rabobank lost its cherished triple-A rating from Standard & Poor's as the global banking crisis finally caught up with the only...

S&P Official: U.S. Now Has 'Less Ability' To Stimulate Economy

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Standard & Poor's decision to strip the United States of its AAA rating suggests the country has less room to boost growth with fiscal spending, the h...

Simon Johnson: Pay More Attention To S&P Subprime Ratings

New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Standard & Poor’s downgrade of United States government debt last month has been much debated, but not enough attention has been devoted to the fact...

S&P: U.S. Downgrade Increased Risks For Other Entities

Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. sovereign credit rating last month increased downgrade risks for other global entities, including b...

Matt Taibbi: NY Attorney General Vs. The Banking World

Rolling Stone | MATT TAIBBI | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

On the one side is Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, who is conducting his own investigation into the era of securitizations – the p...

S&P Threatens To Downgrade State And Local Governments

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

Standard and Poor's decision to downgrade the United States' sovereign credit rating has already sent shock waves through the stock market and worsene...

WATCH: Understanding The Credit Downgrade

Posted 10.19.2011 | Comedy

After the United States' credit was downgraded from AAA to AA+ by Standard and Poor's, many of us had the same question: "So, um, what does that mean ...

Justice Department Investigating S&P's Mortgage Ratings

New York Times | LOUISE STORY | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

The Justice Department is investigating whether the nation’s largest credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s, improperly rated dozens of mortgage...

State Credit Ratings Across The Nation [MAP]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Other credit ratings agencies may have reaffirmed their faith in the United States' credit worthiness but the fallout from Standard and Poor's downgra...

Bill Gross: Problem Is 'Insufficient Consumption And investment'

Washington Post | Bill Gross | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

For a few days there it seemed like President Obama was the master of the bond market. This is a Triple-A nation, he intoned on Monday, and always wil...

After the Downgrade: Declining Blame, Assigning Blame

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.09.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

It happened on his watch! It happened on his watch! For events so consequential, Guilt is wholly presidential, And we're here to say It happened ...

Airplane Banner: 'Thanks For The Downgrade. You Should All Be Fired'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, less than a week after Standard and Poor's downgraded U.S. credit for the first time in history, a plane circled lower Manhattan with a ba...

Deja Vu All Over Again

Robert Zevin | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Robert Zevin

Many people are worried about the recent sharp declines in stock markets around the world along with increasing turmoil in other markets and ominous i...

'Pretty Darn F**ked' And Other Big-Name Reactions To Downgrade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

When Standard and Poor's decided to downgrade U.S. credit for the first time in history on Friday, it set off a firestorm of commentary, bringing out ...

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 Poor Standard

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Paul Krugman: 'No Reason To Take Downgrade Seriously'

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

To understand the furor over the decision by Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency, to downgrade U.S. government debt, you have to hold in your mind ...

Triple-A Idiots

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

You have to hand it to Standard & Poor's. Forget their two-trillion dollar math error. The whole idea that these people are evaluating the creditworthiness of the United States is just loony.