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  • Illinois Republicans lay budget cards on the table

     
    Last week, the Illinois Senate Republican caucus released "Facing Fiscal Reality --A plan for reality-based budgeting," a 21-page document that dealt in some detail with the cuts and other changes GOP lawmakers feel are necessary to get the state's...
  • Treasury bond yields fall despite S&P's warning on U.S. credit rating

     
    The surprise move by Standard & Poor’s on Monday to lower its outlook on America’s credit rating isn’t having the effect investors might have expected. Yields on U.S. Treasury bonds are down from Friday’s levels, with the benchmark...
  • Stocks fall as U.S. credit rating outlook lowered to 'negative' by Standard & Poor's [Updated]

     
    The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's lowered the outlook on the United States' credit to "negative," leading to a big decline in stock prices. The report released Monday morning says that the United States has a large debt and......
  • Government debt fears drive more investors into gold and silver

     
    Gold and silver marched to new highs Monday, benefiting from Standard & Poor’s warning about America’s credit rating and from more turmoil in Europe’s government-debt markets. April gold futures in New York rose $7 to $1,492.30 an ounce,...
  • Timothy Geithner moves to allay market concerns about S&P report on U.S. credit rating

     
    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner took to the business airwaves to try to ease market concerns about the U.S. fiscal situation in the wake of Monday's warning from Standard & Poor's that the nation's AAA credit rating was in danger.......
  • The U.S. could lose its AAA credit rating? Why Treasury bond investors aren't flustered

     
    For all the headlines that Standard & Poor’s generated Monday by warning that it might lower America’s AAA credit rating, the news has failed to panic the target audience: Treasury bond investors. Yields on Treasury securities slipped on...
  • House Republican wants to know if Treasury tried to influence Standard & Poor's U.S. credit outlook

     
    A key member of the House Financial Services Committee wants to know whether Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner or other department officials tried to convince Standard & Poor's not to downgrade its credit outlook for the U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer......
  • 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......
  • The makings of a short sale

    Graphic artist Alexandra Kael bought a home on Glenmore Boulevard near the Glendale (2) Freeway in 2004 for about $675,000. Last year, she said, she lost her job and faced a bleak freelance market. She had to scrape together money to make her mortgage....
  • Who Do They Think They Are?

    Who Do They Think They Are?
    I am still irate over Standard and Poors downgrading America's credit rating.  Who do they think they are? We need to show the two anaylysts from the credit agency responsible.  S & P, Stupid and Pinhead, aka David Beers and john Chambers.  Beers lives in...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry launches presidential bid

    Texas Governor Rick Perry launches presidential bid
    CHARLESTON, S.C./GREENLAND, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Republican Rick Perry, the conservative governor of Texas, on Saturday declared himself a candidate for U.S. president with a blistering attack on Democratic President Barack Obama. "I realize that...
  • South Florida Water Management District's downgraded credit rating could hurt Everglades efforts

    South Florida Water Management District's downgraded credit rating could hurt Everglades efforts
    Financial handcuffs that the Florida Legislature this year slapped on the South Florida Water Management District could actually end up costing taxpayers more money on future construction projects due to the district’s recently downgraded credit...