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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. S&P clearly has its back to...
  • Moody's warns debt limit fight, government shutdown would hurt economy

    Moody's warns debt limit fight, government shutdown would hurt economy
    WASHINGTON -- A federal government shutdown or a failure to raise the debt limit -- both of which could happen next month -- would disrupt financial markets and hurt the U.S. economy, Moody's Investor Services warned Tuesday. A stalemate over increasing...
  • S&P: Budget, debt fights unlikely to send U.S. credit rating down

    S&P: Budget, debt fights unlikely to send U.S. credit rating down
    WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's said Monday that the current impasse over funding the federal government and raising the debt limit probably would not lead to another downgrade of the U.S. credit rating -- as long as the stalemate didn't last long....
  • Stocks drop amid fears of federal government shutdown

    Stocks drop amid fears of federal government shutdown
    NEW YORK — Political drama in the nation's capital fueled fears on Wall Street that a threatened federal government shutdown could plunge financial markets into turmoil. The Dow Jones industrial average skidded 128.57 points, or 0.84%, to 15,129....
  • Standard & Poor's upgrades outlook for U.S. credit rating

    Standard & Poor's upgrades outlook for U.S. credit rating
    WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's, which downgraded the U.S. credit rating nearly two years ago, said Monday it was more optimistic about the nation's long-term fiscal situation and had removed the negative outlook from the rating. The automatic federal...
  • 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....
  • California finances praised but not upgraded by Moody's

     
    A major Wall Street rating agency said Monday morning that Gov. Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal shows California's finances are on the mend. But the agency, Moody's Investors Service, cautioned that California's progress could easily stall given...
  • Congressional slackers slink to D.C. to do as little as possible

    Congressional slackers slink to D.C. to do as little as possible
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A wild windstorm swept through here on Saturday, tossing broken tree limbs, downing power lines and forcing thousands of suburbanites to eat dinner by candlelight. On Sunday, with the skies sunny and mostly clear, the oppressive...
  • Nokia, after 'precipitous decline,' cut to junk by Moody's

    Nokia, after 'precipitous decline,' cut to junk by Moody's
    Nokia Corp., the Finnish phone maker already in a world of hurt, had its credit rating downgraded to junk status by Moody’s Investors Service on Friday. The company's rating fell a notch to Ba1, from Baa3, and is now held at junk status by all...
  • Fitch raises Ford's credit rating to investment grade from junk

    Fitch raises Ford's credit rating to investment grade from junk
    Fitch Ratings likes what it currently sees in Ford Motor Co., upgrading the automaker’s credit rating Tuesday to investment grade from its long-held junk status. Determining the Dearborn, Mich., giant to now have “sufficient financial...