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  • Alabama county files largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

     
    Jefferson County in Alabama filed for bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history....
  • Penn State's credit rating may be lowered because of scandal

     
    Penn State scandal: Moody's Investors Service announced Friday that it may downgrade the university's credit rating in light of the lawsuits and other "reputational and financial risk" the school is likely to endure....
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Standard & Poor's warns of possible News Corp. downgrade

     
    With fallout from the News of the World phone hacking scandal far from contained, corporate ratings firm Standard & Poor's on Monday said that it was putting Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on its "CreditWatch" list, which could result in a......
  • Credit agencies award top scores for Evanston

     
    Two rating agencies have awarded Evanston triple-a credit ratings – the highest possible – city officials recently announced. “In reviewing the city’s financial condition, both …...
  • Greece bailout: What 'selective bond default' means

     
    For Europe, the unthinkable now is reality: A euro zone country -- Greece -- is defaulting on its debt, as its bond investors are being asked to swap their securities for new ones with less appealing terms. The idea is......