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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...
  • Brazil, Russia, India and China: The world's trouble children

    Brazil, Russia, India and China: The world's trouble children
    As the world struggles to deal with its two largest foreign-affairs dilemmas, Syria and Iran, resolutely standing in the way are the BRICs. That's the acronym foreign-policy wonks use for the block of nations that routinely refuses to join the...
  • Tesco slashes dividend after second profit warning in two months

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco will slash its dividend and investment spending to give its new boss more firepower to rebuild Britain's biggest retailer, after a second profit warning in two months showed the scale of the task he faces. The grocer said on...
  • Brazil enters recession in election blow to Rousseff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil fell into a recession in the first half of the year as investment dropped sharply and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity, a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already fading hopes for re-...
  • J.C. Penney's next hurdles are big ones too

    Analysts are weighing in on J.C. Penney's improved second quarter results, and while liquidity concerns through 2015 have subsided and the company has achieved stability, concerns have shifted to the next phase for Penney. Standard & Poor's analyst...
  • Depositantes de cerrado banco Corpbank protestan en Bulgaria

    SOFÍA (Reuters) - Cientos de indignados depositantes del banco búlgaro Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) protestaron el martes en Sofía y otras ciudades, para demandar acceso a sus cuentas que han sido congeladas desde que el prestamista cerró en...
  • How to force yourself to buy low and sell high

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors who wish they were better at buying low and selling high actually have a tool that can force them to do just that. It's called "rebalancing" - the practice of regularly re-allocating a portfolio so the investments in it stay...