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Another ratings agency. Woohoo?

Jan 20, 2014
There’s a new kid on the block -- but will this agency be able to give the big boys a run for their money?
Posted In: Moody's, Fitch, S&P

S&P says U.S. lawsuit is based in bitterness

Sep 4, 2013
As the three main credit-rating agencies try to restore their credibility after the financial crisis, we ask: Why is S&P different?
Posted In: financial crisis, debt downgrade, S&P

Dow hits new record high, but why?

Mar 5, 2013
The Dow gained nearly 100 points this morning, topping 14,225 and breaking into record territory.
Posted In: Dow, stock market, S&P

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Bailout risk is still present

Feb 19, 2013
Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general for the State of New York, says not enough has changed on Wall Street since the period before 2008.
Posted In: New York, Eric Schneiderman, credit agencies, S&P

Justice Department sues S&P over securities ratings

Feb 5, 2013
In a lawsuit filed late Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice claims the credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s knew some $4 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities were risky.
Posted In: S&P, credit rating, financial crisis

Dow, S&P at five-year high; VIX drops to five-year low

Jan 22, 2013
Two of the major stock indices closed at five-year highs today, while the CBOE Volatility Index drops to its lowest since April 2007.
Posted In: Dow, S&P, market volatility, VIX, stock market

U.S.'s credit rating cut defies dire predictions

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?
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, S&P, downgrade

Government bond interest rates near all-time low

May 18, 2012
The yield -- or interest rate -- on 10-year government bonds has fallen down to 1.7 percent, which is close to the all-time low.
Posted In: government bonds, S&P

Rating agency again steps into political fray

Dec 6, 2011
First, the U.S. debt ceiling debate; now Europe. Standard & Poor’s threat to cut countries’ credit ratings appears meant to prod political action.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, S&P

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