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Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC

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  • Credit agency upgrades county rating

    National rating agency Standard and Poor's has bumped up Orange County's credit rating, landing it in the "high quality" range, a news release said. The county's credit rating was raised from AA- to AA, while its outstanding debt rating went from AA- to...
  • Fiction and fantasy in finance: What's to become of the euro?

    PARIS -- The American rating agency Standard and Poor's warned 15 European nations on Monday, including Germany and France, that unless they solve their currency problems this week, to the satisfaction of S&P, a business corporation, this company will...
  • Political stalemate broken: Now what?

    After three weeks of political wrangling, the federal government is open and the debt ceiling has been increased. The good news/bad news is that there's a 90-day grace period before the next potential round of budget/debt ceiling debates. Now the fun...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit filed by California against Standard & Poor's

     
    California filed suit against Wall Street's biggest credit rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, charging the firm with violating the state's False Claims Act by using “magic numbers” and “guesses” to inflate ratings that...
  • 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...
  • 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 Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January

    Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January
    Don’t expect a vote on a plan to overhaul the state’s government worker pension program until after the new year, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton indicated Thursday. The North Side Democrat said that there simply aren’t...
  • Standard & Poor's warns of downgrade on Eurozone credit ratings

     
    Standard & Poor's: The Standard & Poor's said it could downgrade long-term credit ratings for nations in the eurozone....
  • Standard & Poor's positive for 2011 once again

     
    Is the Standard & Poor's 500 positive or negative for the year? It depends on the day....
  • Standard & Poor's endorses bigger California reserve fund

     
    Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown have spent months disagreeing over how much money California should sock away in a rainy day fund. Lawmakers wanted to use some of the money on social services, but Brown insisted on keeping about......
  • Italy's debt rating cut to 'A' by Standard & Poor's

     
    As world markets wait to see whether Greece can avoid defaulting on its debt, Standard & Poor’s delivered another reminder that Europe’s debt woes extend well beyond the cradle of Western civilization. S&P late Monday downgraded Italy’...