It's not easy being a car company — just ask Ford

Sep 10, 2019
Like all automakers, Ford's trying to balance selling profit-making vehicles and preparing for an uncertain future.
The chassis of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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Why stock buybacks soared at the end of 2018

May 2, 2019
There are several reasons for the frenzy.
Stocks have rallied in November, with the Dow reaching a milestone level Tuesday.
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Is the strong economy creating credit score inflation?

Apr 30, 2019
A 740 today may not mean the same thing as a decade ago.
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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?

French credit rating slips, but national attitude is defiant

Nov 20, 2012
French bonds fell today in the wake of Moody's downgrading the nation's credit rating. So is the second largest economy in Europe shrugging its collective shoulders? Non!

France's credit rating downgraded by Moody's

Nov 20, 2012
Europe's second largest economy, France, has just had its AAA credit rating downgraded by the rating agency Moody's.

Germany's strength doesn't protect from Moody's downgrade

Jul 24, 2012
Moody's Investors Service has lowered the outlook for the credit ratings of three of Europe's strongest economies: Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany. It's part of a busy day in Europe that has investors on-edge -- markets there are barely moving.

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Italian debt rating downgraded two levels

Jul 13, 2012
In Europe today, the focus has shifted from Spain to Italy, in the ongoing EU debt crisis. Moody's credit rating agency has downgraded Italian debt to just two levels above junk status.

Moody's downgrades 15 major banks

Jun 22, 2012
The credit rating agency Moody's slashed the ratings of 15 of the world's biggest financial institutions, including Citigroup and Bank of America here in the U.S. and Barclays and Credit Suisse in Europe.

Moody's cuts ratings of major international banks

Jun 22, 2012
Moody's has downgraded the credit ratings of 15 banks in Europe and North America -- that continues to rattle markets in Asia and Europe today so far.