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  • Debt-ceiling doubts [Most commented]

     
    If the debt-ceiling is raised, Republicans will still need to be convinced that the Treasury Department does need to borrow money to pay off America’s debt, and that a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget is a bad policy, The......
  • U.S. AAA bond rating put under review for possible downgrade, Moody's says

     
    The U.S. could lose its Aaa bond rating if the Treasury’s debt ceiling isn’t raised soon, Moody’s Investors Service warned Wednesday. Moody’s formally put the U.S. rating under review for a possible downgrade, making good on a...
  • Buyers flock to 30-year Treasury bond sale despite debt rating risk

     
    The U.S. Treasury saw robust demand Thursday at its auction of new 30-year bonds, showing investors so far are largely unmoved by the risk of a cut in America’s credit rating. The Treasury sold $13 billion in bonds at a......
  • California's debt rating outlook raised by S&P

     
    Standard & Poor's has removed the immediate risk of a downgrade of California's debt rating, saying the state's plan to balance its budget was "largely realistic." S&P on Thursday raised its outlook for California’s rating to “stable”...
  • Ireland's debt rating cut to junk by Moody's; euro slides

     
    Ireland's debt rating was cut to junk status Tuesday by Moody's Investors Service, dashing financial markets' hopes for a stretch of calm after the latest upheaval in Europe. Moody’s dropped Ireland to Ba1 from Baa3, citing a “growing...
  • Gold hits record high on debt fears and chance of more Fed stimulus

     
    Gold closed at a record high Tuesday, surpassing its previous high set in May, as some investors ran back to the classic haven amid global financial markets’ latest turmoil. The metal also got a boost as the minutes of the......
  • U.S. unemployment rate rises to 9.2%, raising doubts about recovery

     
    The U.S. employment picture went from bad to ugly in June as employers added almost no new net jobs and the unemployment rate edged up for the third straight month, to 9.2%. The report Friday from the Labor Department was......
  • Dismal jobs report shows unemployment rising to 9.2%

     
    The U.S. employment picture went from bad to ugly last month as employers added almost no new net jobs and the unemployment rate edged up for the third straight month, to 9.2%. The report Friday from the Labor Department is......
  • A slim majority of Americans support a debt ceiling increase with deep spending cuts, new poll shows

     
    Americans appear as conflicted over raising the nation's fast-approaching debt limit as Washington politicians, a new poll has found. While there is broad agreement that failure to increase the debt ceiling would cause serious harm to the U.S. economy,...
  • S&P cuts Greece's debt rating to CCC, sees default risk rising 'significantly'

     
    Credit rating firm Standard & Poor's cut Greece's debt grade to CCC on Monday, the lowest of any rated country, citing a "significantly higher likelihood of one or more defaults" by the Greek government. S&P’s cut in Greece’s rating, from........
  • Moody's warns of U.S. credit rating downgrade if no debt ceiling deal comes soon

     
    Moody's Investors Service warned Thursday that it could downgrade the U.S. government's AAA credit rating if there is no progress in the next six weeks on a deal to raise the nation's $14.29-trillion debt ceiling. The credit rating agency said......