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Credit Ratings

Bad News For S&P

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has kicked off an investigation into three major credit ratings agencies, according t...

'The Biggest Privacy Breach In Our Time'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

Financial information is considered by most to be very private, but that isn’t stopping one credit reporting agency from sharing it without your kno...

Jason Linkins

Fiscal Cliff Primer: Should America Dread A Downgrade?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

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

This Just In: Credit-Rating Agencies Still Plagued By Incompetency

Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

The credit-rating agencies are like a miserable long-term relationship: You desperately want to end it, but can't imagine life without it.

Credit Rating Agency Takes Big Loss In Court

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

The only thing the credit-rating agencies lost in the financial crisis was their reputation, despite midwifing the disaster. Now they're at risk of lo...

Bill Clinton to Treasury

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Today the economic pain in the nation is real, but for many Americans there has been an economic recovery. America has come a long way since Obama took office.

5 Ways to Become a Credit Adult

Adam Levin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

As we are demanding the business become more accountable to the American people, it is now our turn to demand greater accountability of ourselves.

Mark Gongloff

Moody's Downgrades Global Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

Moody's just took a hatchet to the credit ratings of the biggest global banks. The rating agency on Thursday cut its rating for banks in the U.S., ...

Italy Next In Line For Bailout?

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

* Fekter says Rome's high borrowing costs may drive it to aid * Italy's Monti calls comments "totally inappropriate" * ...

Ron Dicker

Fake Commercial Band Gets An Encore

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

A fictional band that lip-synched ditties for Experian's FreeCreditReport.com returns in new ads for FreeCreditScore.com. The public demanded it, t...

Surprising Reason Woman Can't Get Credit

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.16.2012 | Money

You can't get a credit card if lenders think you're dead. Bea Cohen, 81, of New Jersey, has been denied credit for years because credit rating agen...

Advanced Credit: How Everything Is a Trade-Off

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.03.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Every time you pull out your wallet to buy something, every time you get a bill in the mail, every time you ask for a loan, you are making a credit decision and there will always be a trade-off.

7 More Credit Score Lies That Cost You Money

Laura Adams | Posted 05.28.2012 | Money
Laura Adams

What you don't know about credit can hurt your personal finances on many levels. So here are seven more lies about credit scores that you should never fall for.

New Year's Resolution: Take Charge of Credit/Debt Management

Theodore R. Daniels | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Theodore R. Daniels

The new year provides the opportunity to improve your credit worthiness. Credit is one of the primary engines that runs the American economy and households.

Fitch Calls Italy The 'Front Line' Of Europe's Debt Crisis

AP | By PAN PYLAS | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

LONDON -- A number of euro countries, including Italy, could see their credit ratings downgraded by the end of this month as they struggle to cope wit...

America's Worst-Run Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael Sauter, Charles Stockdale, Ashley Allen | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

Many qualities separate the best-run and worst-run cities. But perhaps the most important is access to jobs. The economies of the best-run cities fall...

ECB Action Not Enough Save European Banks From S&P Downgrade Threat

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

The half a trillion euros the European Central Bank pumped into the financial system buys hard-hit banks valuable time but will not in itself prot...

Moody's Downgrades Belgium's Credit Rating

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Moody's on Friday cut Belgium's credit ratings by two notches, saying "fragile sentiment" in the euro zone may cause funding stress for countries ...

It Was A Wonderful Life: My Odyssey with Bank of America

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

This technology-driven, partly outsourced, too-big-to-fail bureaucracies of today are more difficult to maneuver than that of yesteryear. And the frustration and angst it breeds are one reason the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements resonate with Americans.

Fitch Lowers Outlook On U.S. Credit Rating

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Fitch said Monday that it will keep its rating for long-term U.S. debt at the top AAA level, despite a congressional panel's failur...

Federal Judge: Credit Ratings Not Always Protected Under First Amendment

Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

(Jonathan Stempel) - A federal judge has said credit ratings are not always protected opinion under the First Amendment, a defeat for credit ratin...

EU Wants To Allow Investors To Sue Credit Rating Agencies

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union said Tuesday it wants to allow investors to sue credit rating agencies for compensation if they break EU regulatio...

EU May Strike Back Against 'Ill-Thought-Out' Credit Ratings

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

The European Union's executive may ask for powers to censor credit ratings for countries in crisis, its financial reform chief said on Thursday, d...

The 10 Cities With The Worst Credit: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St. After the credit crisis, it’s been encouraging to see that across America credit scores have been slowly improving. Despite ...

Do Credit Ratings Still Have Meaning?

Bloomberg Businessweek | Zeke Faux and Jody Shenn | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

Which is a safer investment: (A) Treasury bonds, backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, or (B) securities backed by subprime loan...