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Stephanie Michele | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology
Stephanie Michele

As we say about men who drive small expensive sports cars, the relationship we have with our mobile phones is implying something unfavorable and comically. Are we using them to show how busy and popular we are?

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...

The 11 Most Overrated Things about 2011

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Mark Juddery

Having listed the most overrated things about 2010 and the entire previous decade, it's now time to look back on the vintage year of 2011 - a year whe...

U.S. May Suffer Another Credit Downgrade By Year's End: Merrill

Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

The United States will likely suffer the loss of its triple-A credit rating from another major rating agency by the end of this year due to concer...

Three Big Banks On Review For Possible Downgrade

Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Fitch Ratings placed Bank of America Corp , Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc on review for possible downgrades on Thursday. The ratin...

Support for Big Government Jobs Program Has Evaporated

Chriss Street | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Chriss Street

In a stunning reversal of voter opinions since the first weekend in August, the Rasmussen reports national telephone survey reveals that "Likely U.S. ...

The S&P Downgrade Market Plunge Myth

Dean Baker | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Any politician who has so little understanding of financial markets and the economy to blame the stock market plunge on the downgrade should not be involved in designing economic policy.

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

Friday Talking Points -- Corporations Are People, Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Iowa straw poll is meaningless. The Republican debate last night in Iowa wasn't as meaningless, but will also soon be forgotten.

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...

Nonprofit Hospitals Running Out Of Cash, Face Downgrades: Moody's

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

A dwindling number of patients, combined with oncoming Medicare and Medicaid cuts, are making more likely the prospect of nonprofit hospitals being is...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: S&P Downgrade Gives Media A 'Wake Up Call' About The Terrible Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.09.2011 | Media

Ordinary people in America have probably noticed that over the past three years, the economy has been, for the lack of a better term, "FUBAR." Even if...

After the Downgrade: Declining Blame, Assigning Blame

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.09.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

It happened on his watch! It happened on his watch! For events so consequential, Guilt is wholly presidential, And we're here to say It happened...

Ke$ha Downgraded

Ted McCagg | Posted 10.09.2011 | Comedy
Ted McCagg

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Home Prices Rise, But Likely Haven't Touched Bottom Yet, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

If a turnaround in the housing market actually is a necessary precondition to a broader recovery, the recovery could be on hold for some time. With...

William Alden

As S&P Considers Downgrades, State And Local Governments Brace For Prospect Of Higher Costs

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- American state and city governments already struggling to balance their books now must brace for the prospect of increased borrowing costs...

No Secrets In America's Latest Economic Crisis: Weak Economies, Weak Leaders

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

The global economy is weak and still weakening, while policymakers seem unable or unwilling to marshal a reassuring response. From the United States to Europe to Japan, economies are stagnating, and governments are tightening the straits by cutting back on spending.

Zach Carter

WATCH: How The Panama Trade Deal Could Undercut Efforts To Repeal Bush Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a Monday press conference addressing Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment t...

U.S. Stocks Rise Slightly After Monday's Big Plunge

AP | STAN CHOE | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Fed spoke – and financial markets rallied. The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 429 points, its tenth-highest...

William Alden

Dow Jones Suffers Worst Day Since 2008 Crisis As Economic Outlook Darkens

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Stocks suffered one of the worst sell-offs in history Monday, as investors adjusted to a new world in which the United States government d...

Who Should We Trust? Dems, GOP... Standard and Poor's?

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Downgrading us could prove to be a credit rating agency disaster as it has with other countries that have been downgraded.

Dow Jones Suffers Sixth-Worst Point Loss Ever

Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

On the first day of trading after Standard and Poor's downgraded U.S. credit to AA+ from the top-level ranking of AAA, the Dow Jones Industrial Averag...

Upside to the Downgrade

Adam Neiman | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Adam Neiman

As it is, we all have a decent chance of muddling through. Not very satisfying considering our expectations for change we could believe in. But in light of how truly rotten underlying conditions turned out to be, it could easily and always get worse.

The Funniest Economic Downgrade Tweets So Far

Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy

Sometimes, things are so bad you just have to laugh... and tweet. When the S&P downgraded the United States credit rating on Friday, it all but as...

Obama Gives Statement About Economy In Wake Of S&P Downgrade

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Eager to calm a nervous nation, President Barack Obama on Monday dismissed an unprecedented downgrade in the nation's credit rating...