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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.

Sen. Webb To Mayor Gray: Investigate Expired Registration Arrests

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) sent a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday, asking Gray to investigate reports that the city is jai...

Was It Illegal For The Port Authority To Raise Bridge And Tunnel Tolls?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Cash tolls increased Sunday on bridges and tunnels owned by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Cash tolls on the Geor...

Rising Prices Squeeze The Purchasing Power Of Americans

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Consumers paid more for a range of goods and services last month, pushing up inflation and squeezing Americans' purchasing power. ...

Prominent Agency Keeps U.S. At Highest Credit Rating

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Fitch Ratings said Tuesday that it would keep its rating on long-term U.S. debt at the highest grade, AAA, and said the outlook rem...

U.S. Credit Rating Downgrades Are a Surprise? Forget AA+

Simon Dixon | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Simon Dixon

When did a credit rating stop becoming a credit rating? So the world and our politicians seem to be surprised with the announcement that Standard and...

Dan Froomkin

U.S. Credit Downgrade's Direct Effect Could Be Negligible, History Suggests | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The downgrade of the U.S.'s AAA credit rating by Standard & Poor's on Friday may end up having little to no effect on interest rates for...

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 ...

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...

Despite Debt Deal, Nation's AAA Credit Rating Still In Danger Of Downgrade

Reuters | By David Lawder | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tentative U.S. deal to avoid a crushing debt default is at best a mild relief for the U.S. economy that nearly stalled in t...

Car Trouble

Grif Peterson | Posted 09.12.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Not how the night was supposed to begin. Just twelve hours from the beginning of our self-declared 'take your colleague to work day' and days from wh...

Is America on the Verge of Another Credit Crisis?

Chriss Street | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Chriss Street

Late yesterday afternoon Moody's Investor Services officially warned that if there is no imminent progress in Congress on the debt ceiling fight, the United States of America's Aaa credit rating would be cut.

SEC Advances Tighter Rules For Moody's, Other Debt Rating Agencies

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators advanced tighter rules Wednesday for agencies that rate the debt of companies and governments, part of a broad e...

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...

England's Slowing Economy Could Lead To Downgrade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Britain's triple-A sovereign debt rating could be at risk if slower economic growth makes it harder for the government to rein in its ...

Gas Prices March Toward $3 Per Gallon, A Two-Year High

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Tips for Driving Greener This Holiday Season

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

'Tis the season for family, friends and road trips. My colleagues at Ford Motor Company wanted to share some tips on how to drive more fuel efficiently.

Plans to Hike Ethanol in Gasoline Irk Some Gulf Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in The Louisiana Weekly in the Nov. 15, 2010 edition.) Drivers in South Louisiana have pumped E10 gasoline, containing 10...

AAA: Their Policies should be as Good as their Service. A conversation between Larry Cohen and Dick Jackson.

Larry_Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


34.4 Million People Will Travel This Labor Day, AAA Says

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

DENVER — More Americans will get away for the Labor Day weekend this year, yet stick closer to home as they try to get the most for their money,...

A Chance to Help Save Lives

Ray LaHood | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ray LaHood

In 2008, nearly 6,000 people were killed in distraction-related car accidents. We're asking young people across America to shoot their own videos against distracted driving and post them on YouTube.

Gas Prices Around The World

DailyFinance | LATIF LEWIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here's what a gallon of gas goes for in the 34 cities around the world that AIRINC surveyed. ...

Let's Dump The Rating Agencies

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The time has come to recognize that rating agencies are research firms, and they are not deities endowed with inalienable rights to dictate the quality of investments.

Thank Your Customers: They Will Love You for It

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As a critical consumer, I have become increasingly concerned by the way in which organizations treat their customers.

Why You'll Need A Personal Brain Trainer

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Substantial gains could be achieved by organizing everyday activities that grow neurological abilities and sustain brain health. If the ordinary citizen is to achieve brain fitness, they'll need to work at it.