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S&P Facing Justice Department Probe Over Improper Mortgage Ratings

AP | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is investigating whether the Standard & Poor's credit ratings agency improperly rated dozens of mortgage securiti...

Fitch: U.S. Will Retain Its Top Credit Rating

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Daniel Basses) - Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday the agreement to raise the borrowing capacity of the United States means the risk of a so...

S&P Analysts Believe U.S. Will Not Default

MarketWatch | Robert Schroeder | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Analysts for Standard & Poor's don't believe the U.S. will default on its obligations, the rating agency's president, Deve...

U.S. Government Should Eliminate Debt Ceiling Altogether: Moody's

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Walter Brandimarte) - Ratings agency Moody's on Monday suggested the United States should eliminate its statutory limit on government de...

Ratings Agency Warns U.S. On Debt Limit

Reuters | Daniel Bases and Donna Smith | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

June 2, 2011 11:35:36 PM By Daniel Bases and Donna Smith NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ratings agency Moody's warned Thursday it would con...

Obama Officials Privately Asked S&P Not To Lower U.S. Credit Outlook

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

In the weeks before Standard & Poor's officially lowered its outlook on U.S. credit, Obama administration officials repeatedly attempted to convince t...