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Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC

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  • Maryland needs a balanced approach to balancing its budget

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has signaled that it's time to replace the "steady diet of cuts" with a "balanced approach" to balancing the state's budget ("Taxes on the table in 2012," Aug. 21). He is right. The $5 billion in cuts Maryland has already made have...
  • State unveils plans for improved Aberdeen train station

    The Maryland Department of Transportation has big plans for a greener, more vibrant neighborhood around the Aberdeen train station, although, as it became clear during Thursday evening's public presentation, those plans are still a long way from...
  • Some investors still on sidelines

    Some investors still on sidelines
    After a brutal third quarter in which the United States saw an unprecedented downgrade of its credit, many weary investors are staying on the sidelines. Despite encouraging signs about new unemployment claims in recent days, uncertainty remains as the...
  • Balto. Co. keeps AAA bond rating from three major agencies

    Baltimore County has again earned a AAA bond rating from the three major rating agencies, county officials said Wednesday. Fitch, Moody's and Standard and Poor's have all given the county the highest possible rating, pointing to conservative fiscal...
  • Supercommittee should take a look at the Puerto Rican miracle

    Supercommittee should take a look at the Puerto Rican miracle
    Since the congressional supercommittee appears unable, or unwilling, to take a lesson from Indiana or Virginia -- where Republican governors have made spending cuts and delivered budget surpluses without damaging the social safety net -- members might...
  • Harford's Craig explains trip to New York during council hearing on bonuses

    Harford County Executive David Craig released a statement explaining his trip last week to meet with three bond-rating agencies in New York, an annual event. Craig said he spent two days meeting with representatives of Standard & Poor's, Moody's and...
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...
  • South African metalworkers' union rejects pay offer, threatens wider strike

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's metalworkers' union NUMSA rejected the latest pay offer from engineering and steel sector employers on Sunday, saying black workers were still underpaid, and threatened to widen its two-week old strike....
  • S&P raises Ukraine's outlook as IMF bailout boosts economy

    (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's revised its outlook on Ukraine to stable from negative, saying that the International Monetary Fund program adopted in April has helped improve the economic situation in the country. However, the agency noted that the IMF...
  • India's Modi feels heat from credit agencies, markets on budget

    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under pressure to perform on the economy after a budget packed with ambitious targets met mild scepticism from investors and credit-rating agencies and failed to dispel the latent...
  • U.S.-based stock, money market funds attract $19.1 billion: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors added more than $19 billion in new cash to U.S.-based stock and money market funds in the latest week as the second-quarter earnings season kicked off, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday....
  • Puerto Rico pushes plan as it seeks to regain market access

    SAN JUAN Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's top finance officials said on Thursday that the U.S. commonwealth will step up efforts to explain a new restructuring law to investors after a series of ratings downgrades and a rout in the island's bonds...