Stacey Vanek Smith
Feb 12, 2013 The lawsuit against Standard & Poor's seeks a $5 billion penalty that could be a 'death knell' for parent company McGraw-Hill.
Feb 5, 2013 The Justice Department files suit against S&P and its rating of mortgage-backed securities, citing the band Talking Heads in complaint.
Feb 4, 2013 Reports say the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to bring civil charges against the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's for their part in the financial crisis of 2008. Better late than never?
Dec 19, 2012 Greece's credit rating just got an upgrade by Standard & Poor's. The ratings agency bumped Greece up to a solid B-. And it says that rating is stable -- meaning it won't change in the next several months.
Aug 30, 2012 The prestigious corporate club says the big retailer's stock, which has been listed on the S&P since the 1950s, is no longer representative of the index.
Aug 2, 2012 A year after Standard & Poor’s cut the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, interest rates are lower than ever. Who made the right -- and wrong -- predictions?
Feb 28, 2012 Yesterday, Standard & Poor's downgraded Greece's credit rating to "selective default." It's a move that everyone expected, but what's the difference between that and the messy default it was trying to avoid?
Jan 16, 2012 Right after Wall Street closed on Friday, the ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit ratings of nine European countries. France and Austria lost their prized AAA credit ratings.
Dec 8, 2011 Europe and the U.S. are both exploring new options for judging the value of debt after increasing threats of downgrade from agencies like S&P and Moody's.