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Britain Heads For Third Recession In 4 Years

Reuters | Olesya Dmitracova and William Schomberg | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - The risk that Britain is entering its third recession in four years grew on Friday with figures showing that manufacturing...

UK Downgraded

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

LONDON — Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service downgraded Britain's government bond rating one notch from the top AAA to AA1 Friday, s...

The S&P Lawsuit Shouldn't Leave Investors Feeling Too Moody

Justin Cash | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Justin Cash

Animosity towards ratings agencies has resulted in the widespread distrust of their predictive capacities on the part of many in the world of finance. At best, many investors now see the ratings given by S&P et al. as meaningless posturing, and at worst as complete untruths.

Moody's May Face Lawsuit Too, Sources Say

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business

By Aruna Viswanatha and Luciana Lopez (Reuters) - The Justice Department and multiple states are discussing also suing Moody's Corp for defrauding...

Downgraded: Why S&P Should Admit its Mistake

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Only then, once it has made sincere amends to the country for its deplorable actions, can it lift itself up from the muck it sank into, and regain its honor.

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...

Ben Hallman

Wall Street Ratings Agencies Hold Weak Defense Against Financial Crisis Lawsuit | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

For nearly four years, credit rating agencies like Standard & Poor's have tried to use the First Amendment as a shield against angry investors who hav...

Moody's: Aurora Shooting Lawsuits Put CU Denver's Credit At Risk

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Denver

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Shootings and other acts of violence are becoming credit risks for U.S. institutions, with fallout from the July 20 m...

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...

10 Ideas for Scaling Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

The work to grow impact investing into an established category of mainstream investment remains very deliberate.

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff Primer: Can America Default On Its Debt? | Zach Carter | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

No.* *We explain 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.

Household Debt Hits New Low

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money

American households have gotten their financial footing back when it comes to debt and that could help the economy recover faster, economists say. ...

Chicago School Credit Rating Cut After Teachers Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The credit rating for the Chicago Board of Education was cut to A2 from A1 by Moody's Investors Service on Thurs...

Moody's in a Mood

Robert Reich | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Apparently the credit rating agencies can't decide which is more dangerous to the U.S. economy -- cutting the U.S. budget deficit too quickly, or not having a plan to cut it at all.

Moody's: Living in Cloud Cuckoo Land

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Rep. Alan Grayson

Moody's, like the rest of Wall Street, very much wants the Bush tax breaks for the rich extended. If we do jump off the so-called "fiscal cliff," then the Bush tax breaks end. So Moody's is playing the downgrade card, fear-mongering, to try to prevent that.

Major Credit Rating Agency Delivers EU Warning

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

SYDNEY, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook on the Aaa rating of the European Union to negative, wa...

Report: Rating Agency Drastically Underreporting Muni Defaults

The Washington Post | Danielle Douglas | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

Defaults on municipal bonds for decades have been far higher than reported by rating agencies, bringing into question the true risk of a common inves...

'Even Germany's Resilience Is Not Unlimited'

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN, July 24 (Reuters) - The prospect of Europe's biggest economy losing its cherished AAA credit status has u...

Collateral Crunch Intensifies Following Moody's Downgrades

Jonathan Philp | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Jonathan Philp

In an environment where banks must focus on profitability to bolster core equity, there is a clear incentive to address the collateral optimization challenge.

More Bad News For Barclays

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | Business

(Corrects to show change referred to Barclays standalone rating not debt rating) * Moody's cuts outlook on C-/baa2 to negative from st...

Moody's: Obamacare May Hurt Hospitals

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

June 28 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday said the health-care reforms in the federal Affordable Care Act remain a c...

The Downgrades: Forget the 1%. It's the 9%, Stupid!

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The downgrades in the credit ratings of major banks mean very little to the average consumer, but the downgrade in the credibility of Congress and the mess we have made of our financial regulatory structure should give us all pause.

This Time It's Different: Why It's Time to Fire Bernanke

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

The Fed is out of touch with reality, printing trillions of dollars without the consent of the people of America. It's time for a change, and the change can't come too soon.

Banks Under Siege

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

Thing One: Taking It To The Banks: Credit-rating agencies are sort of like the Royal Family in England: Everybody says they're irrelevant anachronisms...