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Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC

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  • SEC hits conflict of interest at ratings agencies

    WASHINGTON Moving to address one of the principal causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday in a split decision passed new rules designed to limit conflicts of interest in credit-rating agencies. The rules,...
  • U.S. confident its $5 billion S&P lawsuit was not retaliation

    (Reuters) - The United States, which is suing Standard & Poor's for $5 billion over its credit ratings, said on Monday it is confident that documents the rating agency wants for its defense will not show that the lawsuit was filed in retaliation for a...
  • S&P 500 hits milestone, climbs past 2,000 for first time

    The stock market hit a new milestone Monday. Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won't soon end. On Friday,...
  • Miramax Closes $250 Million Securitization

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Miramax has secured a $25 million credit facility and $250 million securitization, which it plans to use to pay down debt and to support its television and film ventures. The company used its 700-film library to secure the...
  • S&P sube calificación crediticia de Ecuador a "B+", panorama estable

    (Reuters) - La agencia Standard & Poor's subió el miércoles la calificación crediticia de Ecuador a largo plazo a "B+", desde "B", como resultado de una mayor flexibilidad fiscal, una posición de liquidez externa más sólida y una mejoría en el clima de...
  • Leesburg touts higher credit rating from Standard & Poor's

    Leesburg touts higher credit rating from Standard & Poor's
    LEESBURG — The city, which has weathered tough financial times in recent years, is celebrating a decision by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services to give a boost to Leesburg's credit rating. The rating improved from A+ to AA- for overall long-term...
  • 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...
  • When companies flee U.S. tax system, investors often don't reap big returns

    WASHINGTON August 18 (Reuters) - Establishing a tax domicile abroad to avoid U.S. taxes is a hot strategy in corporate America, but many companies that have done such "inversion" deals have failed to produce above-average returns for investors, a...
  • Argentina is declared in selective debt default after talks fail

    WASHINGTON Standard & Poor's declared Argentina in selective default Wednesday afternoon after it failed to reach an agreement with American holdout creditors in the final hours of negotiations Wednesday. It marked Argentina's second default in 13 years....
  • 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...
  • Berkshire Hathaway stock hits new milestone at $200,000

    (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's share price on Thursday surpassed and closed above $200,000 for the first time, the latest milestone for a company that Warren Buffett has built over nearly five decades into what some analysts view as a microcosm of...