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Debt downgrade: Could we see a relief rally?

Aug 8, 2011
Markets are down slightly this morning, but Marketplace's Jeff Horwich says that stocks could see a big gain: because the downturn has investors seeing sale prices.

Market worries are more about long-term outlook than credit ratings

Aug 8, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, says we can't really resolve our debt problems without taking fewer retirement benefits and paying higher taxes

Explainer: Debt downgrade and your wallet

Aug 8, 2011
How American consumers will be affected: most mortgages and credit card interest rates are tied to U.S. Treasuries. That means higher mortgage payments and credit card bills.
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Traders say downgrade overshadowed by economic slowdown

Aug 8, 2011
Investors still see the U.S. as creditworthy. But, they're turning their attention to worries over economic growth.

Debt downgrade: The view from the trading floor

Aug 8, 2011
Marketplace's New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore explains why Wall Street is more concerned with poor economic growth and a weak job market than the downgrade on U.S. debt

China talks tough on U.S. downgrade

Aug 8, 2011
Chinese officials slammed the U.S. over debt and policy issues today, but reliance on U.S. bonds makes it nearly impossible for China to act on any of their harsh rhetoric

Eurozone woes weigh on markets

Aug 8, 2011
Europeans are more concerned about their own debt problems than the downgrade of U.S. debt. Marketplace's Stephen Beard explains.

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S&P: U.S. credit worthiness remains very strong

Aug 8, 2011
Standard & Poor's global head of sovereign ratings David Beers comments on the ratings agency's decision to downgrade U.S. debt from AAA

How the downgrade affects the national mindset

Aug 8, 2011
The downgrade to U.S. debt means the American ego will take a hit, and consumer spending relies heavily on how we all feel about the economic outlook

New regulations cause trucker shortage

Aug 8, 2011
Stricter rules on hours and quality have led to fewer truckers on the road. That was fine during the recession, but shipping loads are increasing with a recovering economy.