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  • S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit

    S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit
    Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster.
  • CalPERS appears to be a willing victim

    CalPERS appears to be a willing victim
    Students of the fine art of pointing fingers know that the key thing is to not make yourself look like an idiot in the process. By that standard, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System just flunked. In a lawsuit filed this month in...

    Execs off the hook at S&P

    Execs off the hook at S&P
    You may have heard last week about a couple of big lawsuits brought by federal and state governments, alleging that the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's concocted a fraudulent scheme that contributed to trillions of dollars in investment losses...

    City of Santa Clarita gets AAA credit rating

    Santa Clarita gets credit rating upgrade: At a time when many California cities are facing major fiscal shortfalls, and even bankruptcy, Santa Clarita’s credit rating has been upgraded to AAA status--the highest score a municipality can receive&#...

    L.A. County gets its highest credit rating ever from S&P

    L.A. County received its highest ever credit rating earlier this week, meaning the municipality will pay less interest when borrowing money for some projects.