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The 11 Most Overrated Things about 2011
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Poor Standards: 4 Steps to Ending the Rating "Agency" Racket
Richard (RJ) Eskow
Host, The Zero Hour; Sr. Fellow, Campaign for America's Future
S&P's agenda has appeared to be political for a long time, and it looks as if its retrofitting its "analysis" yet again to mirror the austerity economics goals of its paymasters. Here are four steps to end that racket now.
Fitch Still Sees Risk Of Greek, U.S. Debt Defaults
U.S. Economy At 'Risk' Of Falling Into Double-Dip Recession: Shiller
Thanks, S&P. Not!
Fortune columnist and best-selling author of business books
Thanks, Standard & Poors, for putting the entire economy on a moderate death watch. Thanks for giving heart to all the legislators that want to make the national debt the sole determinant for the future conduct of the nation.
Facing Crackdown, Credit Raters Bring On Heavy Hitters
Proposed Credit Rating Reforms May Empower an Embattled Moody's
Freelance journalist in New York
Nearly two years after the start of the recession and 11 months after the Securities and Exchange Commission took action to correct the practices that produced the downfall, the trade in dubious securities continues.
A Reasonable Case For Regulation
Rep. Jackie Speier
Congresswoman representing California's 14th congressional dis...
How would you feel if you discovered that a highly-rated bond received its grade not because the company is strong, but because the rating agency assumed the government would bail the company out?
Ides of September and October
Financial Columnist, Market Commentator
Interestingly, September -- not as widely thought, October -- produced the single greatest monthly crash on a percentage basis.
Ratings Agencies, To Blame For Some Of The Crisis, Could Now Benefit
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Plan to Take Action in 2009
Host, "The Suze Orman Show"
I am sorry to say that it is foolish to think that a stimulus package will be an insta-cure. I think it is wiser to to keep in mind that it is going to take years to make this all right.
More On the Sky Falling
Founder and Chairman, Palo Alto Software
I'm usually just working on small business, but yesterday, as I went over the Sunday
New York Times
, I hit upon one piece by Ben Stein that struck a cord.
E*Trade Sells $3B Mortgage-Backed Securities, Municipal Bonds To Bolster Finances
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