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  • Getting a car loan: What it takes

    Getting a car loan: What it takes
    Shopping for a car loan doesn't have to be a painful experience if you're prepared. Almost 90 percent of cars aren't bought by consumers at all; they're purchased by banks. Only about 10 percent of buyers pay cash outright. The rest either borrow or...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PA joins the blame game against Standard & Poor's over financial crisis

     
    Pennsylvania was among several states that filed lawsuits Tuesday alleging that credit rating agency Standard & Poor's contributed to the nation's financial crisis by fudging its ratings. S&P is accused of misconduct involving securities backed by...
  • 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....
  • Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls

    Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls
    WASHINGTON -- The shrinking budget deficit and improving economy has led Moody's Investor Services to affirm the nation's AAA credit rating and upgrade the outlook for government debt to stable from a negative watch that could have led to a downgrade....
  • Burbank scores 'AAA' S&P credit rating

    Burbank received a “AAA” credit rating this month from Standard & Poor’s, which cited the city’s “strong local economy and steady tax base growth.” City officials were pleased with the score, which is the highest...
  • Transcript of State of the State Address delivered by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon January 28, 2013

    Thank you, President Pro Tem Dempsey, Speaker Jones, judges of the Missouri Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor Kinder, state officials, members of the legislature, members of my cabinet, and my fellow Missourians.  This evening it is my pleasure to be...
  • Blue states' fiscal woes test Obama

    Blue states' fiscal woes test Obama
    The electoral map, the demographics behind President Barack Obama's re-election and the high-end tax increases that were just wrung from the Republicans give Democrats reason to believe that long-term political trends are on their side in budget...
  • Glendale OKs electric rate study

    Without a single comment or question, the Glendale City Council this week unanimously approved spending roughly $71,000 on a study that will lay the groundwork for a proposed electric rate increase. The council doesn't expect to vote on the issue until...
  • Illinois credit outlook drops as talk of business taxes surfaces

    Illinois credit outlook drops as talk of business taxes surfaces
    A key rating agency dropped Illinois’ credit outlook from stable to negative Friday, a move that could make it more expensive to pay for an ongoing statewide construction program aimed a building new roads, schools and bridges. The warning shot...