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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.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, ratings agencies, Greek debt
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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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Standard & Poor's downgrades major U.S. banks

Nov 30, 2011
Pressure builds in Europe as clear signs begin to show that a default there would hit the U.S. banks hard.
Posted In: banking, Standard & Poor's, downgrade, Europe debt crisis
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Dozens of financial institutions downgraded by S&P

Nov 30, 2011
Banks today are reeling, just a day after Standard & Poor's downgraded dozens of financial institutions all around the world -- including here in the United States.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, downgrade, banking
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If super committee fails, risk of another downgrade

Nov 18, 2011
There are five days until the super committee's intended deadline to make big budget cuts for the U.S. If they fail, more ratings agencies could downgrade the country's debt.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, super committee, downgrade
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China: Stuck with its addiction to U.S. debt

Aug 7, 2011
Shanghai's Pudong district...built with help from the purchase of US debt. Officially, the response from China's government to...
Posted In: China, credit rating, downgrade, Standard & Poor's
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Unrest in Libya causes oil prices to spike; home prices fell in December

Feb 22, 2011
Oil giant Shell has moved all of its foreign workers out of Libya, following a similar move by BP late last week. With protests in Libya escalating...
Posted In: BP, case shiller, home prices, housing market, Libya, mid-day update, Oil, oil industry, oil price, Pittsburgh, protests, Saudi Arabia, Shell, Standard & Poor's, turmoil, unrest
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A change in the S&P 500 stock index

Dec 10, 2010
This final note on the way out, an observation about the ever-evolving state of the American economy. Standard & Poor's announced some changes...
Posted In: Dow, netflix, New York Times Company, Standard & Poor's, stocks, Wall Street
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Private sector jobs grow, Obama goes to India and grading the "grader"

Nov 5, 2010
With 151,000 jobs added to the economy in October, we examine where the strongest growth took place. Good news for investors, the Federal Reserve...
Posted In: climate change, dividends, Federal Reserve, mid-day update, Moody's, private sector jobs, Rolls Royce, Standard & Poor's

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