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AP | DANIEL WAGNER and CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday accused Standard & Poor's of refusing to warn investors that the housing market was collapsing ...

Ben Hallman

Wall Street Ratings Agencies Hold Weak Defense Against Financial Crisis Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

For nearly four years, credit rating agencies like Standard & Poor's have tried to use the First Amendment as a shield against angry investors who hav...

Feds, States To Charge S&P

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

Feb 4 (Reuters) - Federal and state prosecutors intend to bring civil charges against Standard & Poor's for wrongdoing in its rating of mortgage bonds...

S&P Hits New 5-Year High

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

* Jobless claims fall, housing starts accelerate * EBay gains after results beat expectations * Bank of America, Citigro...

Stocks Surge To Highest Level Since Before Crisis

AP | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index to another five-year high. The S&P ...

A Comprehensive Street Art Guide To Basel

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Read More: Wynwood Walls, NYC | Pastel, Jose Mertz, Fabien Castanier Gallery, South Africa, c215, NYC | EnMasse, Miami 2012, Stae2, New Jersey, Argentina, Trek Matthews, Cory Helford Gallery, Buff Monster, Atlanta | Trek Matthews, Ca, Molly Rose Freeman, Dal East, Kenton Parker, Australia | LNY, Tennessee, Urban Pop Up Gallery, La, Italy | Sam Parker, Nyc, Toronto, Claw Money, Jaz, Joe Iurato, Oakland CA | Joe Iurato, Atlanta | Jaz, Ever, Miami Project 2012, Ces, Augustine Kofie, Speedy Graphito, Pastel, Pulse Miami 2012, Stephen Espo Powers, How & Nosm, LA | Nobody, Sam Parker, 131, Argentina | Hec One Love, Klughaus Gallery, Daleast, Dustin Spagnola, faith47, Oakland Ca, Maya Hayuk, Myla (of Dabs & Myla), Elian, Logan Hicks, Anthony Spinello, Herakut, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Invader, Italy | Never 2501, Adjust Gallery, Atlanta, IRAK), Mixed Media Collective, China, Argentina | Dal East, Steven P. Harrington, Lebo, Hec One Love, Santiago Rubino, Nj, Niels Shoe Meulman, Fountain Art Fair, Primary Projects, Blade, North Carolina, Miami, Brooklyn Street Art, Atlanta | GILF!, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, LeBasse Projects, Jaime Rojo, POSE and Kenny Scharf. the Outdoor Walls Will Be Complemented With and Indoor Exhibition Featuring New Works on Canvas By: AIKO, Daze, Canada | Lauren Napolitano, Snyder, Scope Art Fair, Anne Preece, The Factory, Lauren Napolitano, White Walls Gallery, Canada, Tennessee | Dustin Spagnola, San Fransico, Faith 47, South Africa | Molly Rose Freeman, D*Face, Art Basel 2012, North Carolina | Pixel Pancho, Cooper Cole Gallery, Jesse Geller (Nemel, Joshua Liner Gallery, NJ | Anne Preece, Sp, Argentina | Elian, Argentina | Ever, Juxtapoz, Italy, Gilf!, Alex Yanes, Momo, New Jersey | PLF, Toofly, Context Art Fair Miami 2012, Culver City, Galerie Swanström, Os Gemeos, China | Faith 47, Nobody, Never 2501, Pixel Pancho, La Pandilla, Tatiana Suarez, Dceve, Rime, Gorey, Toper, Oblvn, Enmasse, Abstrkt, Typoe, Evoca1, Rero, Plf, Cosbe, Rone, Wane, Arts News
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Art Basel is set to whip Miami into a sea-foamy art-star laden froth these next few days, but art on the street is the unofficial engine that will be ...

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff Primer: Can America Default On Its Debt?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

No.* *We explain in the video above....

Hey, Remember That Time Standard & Poor's Downgraded The Whole Country?

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rating agency Standard & Poor's stunned the world a year ago by stripping the U.S. government of its prized AAA bond ratin...

S&P: 'Decisive Action' Necessary To Fix Europe

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

(Adds detail, quotes) NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - European leaders can still contain the region's debt crisis and protect weaker econ...

Both Sides Now: Spitzer-Matalin on Chase Chastened & Bain Targeted

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgEliot & Mary debate how a bad bet in London -- shades of AIG! -- produced "told you sos" from those wanting a strong Volcker Rule. Is Regulation still evil? Then: the two debate opening partisan attacks on Bain and Debt.

Some Good News For Greece

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

ATHENS, May 2 (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's raised Greece's credit rating to low-speculative grade on Wednesday, lifting it out of default terri...

Spain Downgraded

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Standard & Poor's lowered Spain's long-term credit rating by two notches on Thursday, saying the country's budget problems are likely...

Best Rally In A Month

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

The U.S. stock market has shaken off its worst plunge in months by having a crazy two-day rally, fueled mainly by wishful thinking. The Dow Jones I...

A Mountain Of Bad News Around Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.09.2012 | College

Thought the mortgage crisis was a rough ride? Buckle up for the next financial crisis. Student-loan debt may be the next major U.S.-asset bubble to...

How to Manage Risk of Stock Investments Today?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Irene Aldridge

With globalization reshaping traditional business models, domestic stock-issuing firms are under increasing margin-reducing pressure from lean foreign competitors.

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 S&P and the EU: Timing Is Everything

Adam Levin | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business
Adam Levin

In keeping with a tradition firmly established in the 20th century, Europe suffered a late-night bombing raid on Friday evening.

Bonnie Kavoussi

S&P Downgrades France And Italy As Investors Avoid Eurozone

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services slashed the credit ratings of nine eurozone countries on Friday, marking a deterioration in confidence in the troub...

Who Is Going to Bail Out China?

Chriss Street | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business
Chriss Street

Given the state integration of banks and the economy, if Chinese local governments are unable to pay their debts, who will bail out China's economy?

Hungary's Credit Rating Downgraded To Junk By S&P

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday downgraded Hungary's credit rating to "junk" level because of worries about proposed policy changes re...

Arrogance of Self-Appointed Judges of U.S. Credit

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

The bond markets do not need their views to make assessments of the situation. The markets by themselves are the best indicator of what everyone needs and wants to know.

Big Banks Could Face Downgrade When S&P Updates Ratings

Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

Standard & Poor's plans to update its credit ratings for the world's 30 biggest banks within three weeks and may well mete out a few downgrades in...

EU: S&P French Rating Mistake 'A Very Serious Incident'

Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

An erroneous downgrade of French sovereign credit rating by Standard & Poor's rating agency on Thursday was a very serious incident and will have ...

Stock Markets Sink Amid European Crisis

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Trouble on two fronts in the European debt crisis sent American stocks tumbling Wednesday to their biggest loss since the rocky tradi...

SEC Reportedly Probes Possible Insider Trading Before U.S. Downgrade

Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Securities regulators have sent subpoenas to hedge funds and other trading firms as it probes possible insider trading before the U.S. government'...