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Buffett May Have Just Lost $300 Million

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

Warren Buffett claims to follow his advice to "never invest in a business you cannot understand." But a few years ago, the billionaire investor ad...

Very Dark News For Future Of Higher Education

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 01.16.2013 | College

-- Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday downgraded its outlook for the higher education sector to negative across the board, saying even prestigiou...

American Cities Going Broke

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess, Samuel Weigley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Earlier this year, the city of Stockton, California, defaulted on its debt and filed for bankruptcy. For analysts at ratings agenc...

Morgan Stanley To Adjust Thousands Of Trades After Botched Faceook IPO

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

By Joseph A. Giannone May 24 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley will adjust thousands of trades to ensure outstanding limit or...

Credit Rating Agency Accused Of Misrepresenting Itself

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are accusing a prominent corporate and government credit rating agency and its president of making false stateme...

Greece Hits New Low

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Friday cut Greece's sovereign debt rating to the lowest possible level af...

One City's 'Last And Best Chance To Avoid A Bankruptcy'

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business

(Adds comments) By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Stockton, California's city council approved a plan l...

State Given Worst Credit Rating In U.S.

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Citing the state's ongoing financial problems, Moody's Investor Service on Friday downgraded Illinois's credit rating to the lowest of any state in th...

Credit Agency Warns Debt Could Lead To U.S. Downgrade

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Daniel Bases) - Fitch Ratings on Wednesday warned again that the United States' rising debt burden was not consistent with maintaining t...

Why Credit Card Companies Could Start Issuing More Cards

AP | By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Credit card defaults dropped so sharply this year that banks may pick up their pace of opening new accounts in 2012. While it's not likel...

Super Committee Failure Could Rattle Markets

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

A brutal year for global investors may get even worse this week if Congress proves yet again it is too bitterly divided to deliver on its promise ...

Moody's President: EU Crackdown On Ratings Agencies Is 'Dangerous'

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

A European Union plan to impose tougher rules on credit rating agencies is "dangerous" as it is bound to limit the "quality and independence" of t...

Moody's: Super Committee Failure Would Not Lead To Automatic Downgrade

Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (Walter Brandimarte) - Failure by a U.S. congressional committee to agree on $1.5 trillion in budget deficit cuts would be negative, but ...

Moody's Downgrades Spain On Corporate, Bank Debt

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Moody's Investors Service Tuesday cut Spain's sovereign ratings by two notches, saying high levels of debt in the Spanish banking and c...

Moody's Downgrades Credit Rating Of A Dozen UK Banks

AP | By ROBERT BARR | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

LONDON -- A dozen British banks saw their credit ratings downgraded Friday over doubts over the strength of the government's support, in another sign ...

On-The-Run Analyst Owes Tens Of Millions For Insider Trading

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has ordered a former Moody's Investors Service analyst to pay $34.5 million after he fled the country to avoid facing in...

Stock Of S&P's Parent Company Tumbles Following Downgrade

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- McGraw-Hill took a little friendly fire Monday, seeing its stock tumble nearly 8 percent after its Standard & Poor's agency downgrade...

Moody's: U.S. Should Retain Top Credit Rating If Bondholders Get Paid

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Moody's Investors Service said late Friday that the United States should be able to keep its triple-A credit rating as long as Wash...

U.S. Credit Rating Downgrade Looking Likely Even If Debt Ceiling Deal Is Reached

AP | AP Business Writer | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Could the U.S. lose its top credit rating even if a deal is reached to raise the debt limit? Market analysts and investors increasingly sa...

Peter S. Goodman

Credit Rating Agencies, Not Honest Brokers, Now Hold World's Fate

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

If global finance were anything like the rest of life, no one would be paying much mind to the credit rating agencies, who have been revealed to opera...

Credit Rating Agencies Could Be Losing Grip On Financial Markets

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

LONDON (Sinead Cruise and Tommy Wilkes) - Some of the world's largest asset managers are cutting ties to credit rating agencies, potentially signa...

Recession-Hit NJ Cities May Face Credit Downgrade

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edith Honan) - Six struggling New Jersey cities were warned on Tuesday their credit ratings might be downgraded by Moody's Investors Ser...

Insurers Can Manage U.S. Municipal Bonds, Moody's Says

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Stresses in the U.S. public sector have not put property and casualty insurance companies at great risk, despite the firms' considerable exposure ...

Brazil Earns Credit Upgrade Due To Sound Policies

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

RIO DE JANEIRO (Stuart Grudgings) - Moody's Investors Service upgraded Brazil's sovereign credit rating on Monday, giving a vote of confidence to ...

TEPCO's Credit Rating Reduced To Junk By Moody's

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

TOKYO - Moody's Investors Service cut its credit rating on Tokyo Electric Power Co to junk status on Monday and kept the operator of Japan's cripp...