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U.S. Credit Outlook Downgraded By S&P

Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: Standard & Poor's on Monday downgraded its credit outlook for the United States, citing a risk that policymakers may not reach agreement on ...

Euro Falls After Moody's Further Downgrades Ireland

Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

DUBLIN (Padraic Halpin) - Moody's cut Ireland's sovereign rating by two notches to the verge of junk status on Friday and kept its outlook on negative...

Senate Panel Slams Goldman Sachs

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

April 14, 2011 12:38:56 AM By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the most damning official U.S. report yet produced on Wall Street's role...

Credit Rating Agencies Triggered Financial Crisis, Report Finds

Reuters | Rachelle Younglai and Sarah N. Lynch | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

April 13, 2011 11:36:28 PM By Rachelle Younglai and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moody's Corp and Standard and Poor's triggered the wor...

Moody's: Portugal Urgently Needs Bailout

Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

Credit rating agency Moody's cut Portugal's sovereign debt by one notch on Tuesday, saying it believed an incoming government would need to seek finan...

Moody's Cuts Spain's Credit Rating

Reuters | Elisabeth O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MADRID (Reuters) - Moody's downgraded Spain's sovereign debt rating by one notch on Thursday and warned of further cuts to come due to fears that bank...

Investors Continue to Buy Underperforming Funds

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

I have a cushy job for you. You will be the fund manager of a mutual fund. Its benchmark index is the S&P 500. All you have to do is beat that index and you will be handsomely rewarded. How difficult can this be?

Regulators Want To Push Market Away From Credit Rating Agencies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: Securities regulators on Wednesday will move to scale back markets' reliance on credit rating agencies, after the financial crisis laid ba...

Standard and Poor's: The Voice of Sanity on the Deficit

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

It might seem extraordinary, but in the midst of deficit-cutting mania it is a rating agency, Standard and Poor's, that is talking common sense about government debt.

SEC Snags the Understudy But Ignores the Big Players

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Given a self-styled stock market "psychic"'s track record, shouldn't the SEC place some constraints on members of the securities industry who purport to be able to predict the future?

Eric Kolchinsky, Moody's Whistleblower: Ratings Are Still Inflated, Nothing's Changed

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the big three credit rating agencies -- Moody's Investor Service, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings -- prepare to face the scrutiny of the House ...