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  • 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....
  • Markham Roller Rink deal riddled with conflicts of interest

    Markham Roller Rink deal riddled with conflicts of interest
    The Markham Roller Rink was past its prime. The clout-heavy owner struggled to make money and failed to make needed repairs, records show. The rink's appraised market value sat at about half a million dollars — and that was before the real...
  • GE, MetLife Tweak Terms Of Deal For $7 Billion In Bank Deposits

    MetLife Inc. and General Electric Co. have tweaked the terms of a deal in which the U.S. life insurer is selling $7 billion in bank deposits to the conglomerate, a move MetLife said would change the regulator in charge of approving the deal. The Office...
  • Quinn calls lawmakers into special session on pension reform

    Quinn calls lawmakers into special session on pension reform
    Gov. Pat Quinn today called lawmakers back into special session June 19 to deal with the public employee pension shortfall after another rating agency downgraded Illinois' credit rating. Given the wide philosophical divides between the House and Senate,...
  • Illinois credit rating lowered after pension reform failure

    Illinois credit rating lowered after pension reform failure
    SPRINGFIELD --- A major investor ratings service further lowered Illinois' worst-in-the-nation credit rating today following lawmakers' inability to agree on money-saving reforms to the public employee pension system. Fitch Ratings dropped Illinois...
  • 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...
  • State delays borrowing $500 million after credit rating downgrade

    State delays borrowing $500 million after credit rating downgrade
    Illinois budget officials say the state will delay today's planned sale of $500 million in construction bonds after a recent credit downgrade. A spokesman for Gov. Pat Quinn's budget office said the decision was made after conversations with potential...
  • Illinois credit rating sinks to worst in nation

    Illinois credit rating sinks to worst in nation
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois fell to the bottom of all 50 states in the rankings of a major credit ratings agency Friday following the failure of Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers to fix the state’s hemorrhaging pension system during this month’s...
  • 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...
  • Illinois credit rating takes hit after no action on pensions

    Illinois credit rating takes hit after no action on pensions
    SPRINGFIELD — One of the nation's leading credit-rating firms put Illinois on a negative watch list today because Gov. Pat Quinn and state lawmakers failed to address the overwhelming public pension debt in the just-completed lame-duck session....
  • 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...