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'Even Germany's Resilience Is Not Unlimited'

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN, July 24 (Reuters) - The prospect of Europe's biggest economy losing its cherished AAA credit status has u...

Collateral Crunch Intensifies Following Moody's Downgrades

Jonathan Philp | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Jonathan Philp

In an environment where banks must focus on profitability to bolster core equity, there is a clear incentive to address the collateral optimization challenge.

More Bad News For Barclays

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | Business

(Corrects to show change referred to Barclays standalone rating not debt rating) * Moody's cuts outlook on C-/baa2 to negative from st...

Moody's: Obamacare May Hurt Hospitals

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

June 28 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday said the health-care reforms in the federal Affordable Care Act remain a credit negative f...

The Downgrades: Forget the 1%. It's the 9%, Stupid!

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The downgrades in the credit ratings of major banks mean very little to the average consumer, but the downgrade in the credibility of Congress and the mess we have made of our financial regulatory structure should give us all pause.

This Time It's Different: Why It's Time to Fire Bernanke

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

The Fed is out of touch with reality, printing trillions of dollars without the consent of the people of America. It's time for a change, and the change can't come too soon.

Banks Under Siege

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

Thing One: Taking It To The Banks: Credit-rating agencies are sort of like the Royal Family in England: Everybody says they're irrelevant anachronisms...

Mark Gongloff

Moody's Downgrades Global Banks | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

Moody's just took a hatchet to the credit ratings of the biggest global banks. The rating agency on Thursday cut its rating for banks in the U.S., ...

Japan Downgraded

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

* Yen weakens after Fitch downgrade, move seen brief * Fitch warns further downgrades possible * Says Japan's debt plan ...

Protesters Occupy Shareholder Meeting At Major Bank

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business

* Gorman faces tough questions from protesters * Shareholders approve pay and director proposals * Chants drown out vote...

Spanish Economy In 'Crisis Of Huge Proportions'

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

* S&P downgrades Spanish government debt * Unemployment rate rises more than expected * Retail sales continue to slide a...

Threat Of Increased Hospital Closures Looms

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Nonprofit hospitals are having a tough time getting the cash they need to stay in business and the situation only looks to get worse, according to a r...

Matt Sledge

Moody's Says Detroit Financial Advisory Board Helps Avert Bankruptcy | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit

A month after Moody's Investors Service downgraded more than $2.5 billion of Detroit's debt to below investment grade, the city is still under review ...

Recovery No Help For Many Laid-Off Government Employees

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

By Lisa Lambert April 8 (Reuters) - Since 2009, the city of Chesapeake, tucked up against the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia,...

Hospital Costs Will Rise If Health Care Reform Falls: Study

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

Health care reform repeal would slam big for-profit hospital chains like HCA, Community Health Systems and Tenet Healthcare as uninsured people contin...

Good For Business, Less So For Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

As if hospital costs weren't high enough, prices may be about to ratchet up further in some locales. More U.S. hospitals are joining forces to weat...

Greece Hits New Low

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Friday cut Greece's sovereign debt rating to the lowest possible level after a debt-restr...

Moody's Analyst Blows Whistle On Mortgage Debt Ratings, Allegedly Gets Pay Cut

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business

* Ilya Eric Kolchinsky may pursue retaliation claim * Moody's wins dismissal of defamation, other claims * Kolchinsky we...

Moody's Downgrades Six European Nations

The Huffington Post | Lindsay | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

The financial ratings agency Moody's downgraded credit ratings on Monday for Italy, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta. These downgrade...

MF Global To S&P Before Collapse: We've 'Never Been Stronger'

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business

* S&P says MF Global touted capital, liquidity strength * One week after email to S&P, MF Global failed * House lawmaker...

Moi, J'ai été Experte Dans Une Agence De Notation...

Sara Bertin | Posted 03.24.2012 | France
Sara Bertin

Les notes des agences, même le fameux AAA, sont une opinion. Elles ne sont ni une vérité, ni une recommandation d'achat ou de vente. Une simple opinion.

The Hate-Europe Movement Hits a Snag

Steve Kettmann | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Steve Kettmann

No one should underestimate the severity of the crisis gripping the Euro zone. But press speculation on the euro's demise -- often with the tone that it was about to happen -- any second! -- has been more about media fashion than understanding of Europe.

Downgrading the Big Three

Jeff Greene | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Jeff Greene

Standard and Poor's, Moody's, and Fitch -- also known as The Big Three -- lost much of their credibility as they failed to act as reliable brokers of information and played a big part in creating the economic crisis that began in 2007. In effect, the market has downgraded them.

State Given Worst Credit Rating In U.S.

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Citing the state's ongoing financial problems, Moody's Investor Service on Friday downgraded Illinois's credit rating to the lowest of any state in th...

America's Worst-Run Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael Sauter, Charles Stockdale, Ashley Allen | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

Many qualities separate the best-run and worst-run cities. But perhaps the most important is access to jobs. The economies of the best-run cities fall...