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Feb 5, 2013
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Rating agencies: No longer the final word

Jun 11, 2012
The ratings agency Moody's could lower credit ratings on the bonds of several U.S. banks this month. The downgrades could send ripples, but not shock waves, throughout the economy.

Fitch downgrades major banks

Dec 16, 2011
Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded major banks like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, but the credibility of such agencies is also waning.

Do the ratings agencies need a downgrade?

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.

The danger of relying on ratings agencies

Dec 8, 2011
As economic turmoil continues in Europe, leaders there -- and here in the U.S. -- are weary of the blind reliance on ratings agencies to value debt.

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MID-DAY UPDATE: Businesses laid off more workers in August

Sep 1, 2010
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Economic news bad. Stock prices good.

Jul 22, 2010
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Ratings conflict

Jan 16, 2010
Ratings agencies are paid by the sellers of the securities they rate. Critics say there's a conflict of interest there. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.
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