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Fitch Considering Downgrading U.S. Credit Rating

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

Fitch Ratings put the United States' "AAA" credit rating under "rating watch negative" on Tuesday, according to a press release. More from the Asso...

S&P Lawyer: After U.S. Downgrade Fed Investigation Intensified 'Significantly'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

The lawyer representing Standard and Poor’s claims the U.S. government ramped up its investigation into the ratings agency after S&P downgraded the ...

S&P Reportedly Met With Bond Investors Before U.S. Downgrade

Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's officials privately met with large bond investors weeks before the firm's U.S. debt downgrade, leaving some believing...

Market Manipulation Amid the Mayhem

Diane Francis | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

It's been a week of thuggery on London streets, Syria's cities and on stock markets.

Connecting the Dots -- Deficit Reduction Is Now Only About Inflation, Not Insolvency

Warren Mosler | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

There is no such thing as the US becoming the next Greece. There is no such thing as the US getting cut off from spending by the financial markets and forced to go begging to the IMF to get US dollars to spend.

Watch: Angry Mom Flies Banner Over Wall Street

Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

Following ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. credit rating last week, a small plane flew past the company's offices in New York, t...

Countries With Higher Credit Ratings Than The U.S.

Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

On Friday, Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit of the United States for the first time in history, leaving only thirteen countries in the world ...

U.S. Downgrade Heralds a New Financial Era

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.06.2011 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

There will be endless debate on whether S&P was justified in stripping America of its AAA rating. But this historic action has now taken place, and the global system must adjust. There are consequences, uncertainties, and a silver lining.

U.S. Downgrade Heralds A New Financial Era

PIMCO | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

There will be endless debate on whether S&P, the rating agency, was justified in stripping America of its AAA rating and — adding insult to injury ...

U.S. Credit Rating Downgraded By S&P

Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

From AP: WASHINGTON — The United States has lost its sterling credit rating from Standard & Poor's. The credit rating agency on Friday lowered...

How A Ratings Downgrade Would Affect American Life

The New York Times | Tara Siegel Bernard | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

This is not yet one of those stuff-your-money-in-a-mattress moments. Still, the talk in Washington of a federal budget crisis and possible default ...

U.S. Businesses, Wall Street Prepare For Possibility Of Downgrade, Default

Posted 09.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Emily Flitter and Jennifer Ablan) - American businesses, from Wall Street banks to major industrial corporations, are preparing contingency ...

U.S. Put On Review For Possible Rating Downgrade

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

Because of the "rising possibility" that Congress will not soon approve a deal to raise the debt limit, Moody's Investors Service has reportedly put t...