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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?

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?
Standard & Poor's rating agency company headquarters in New York.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

Sony: Downgraded, down-hearted... but also down with Dick Tracy.

Feb 9, 2012
The long-time king of consumer electronics is listing like the Costa Concordia. The foreign CEO who was supposed to right the ship is gone; today, S&P downgrades its debt into the BBB’s. Ouchy. The company known for innovation and quality (how long ago it seems, but they won the Blu-ray, HD-DVD war, remember?) has found […]

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.