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  • Willowbrook earns AAA credit rating

    Willowbrook earns AAA credit rating
    Willowbrook is now among 4 percent of Illinois communities that share the highest bond rating possible with the credit agency Standard & Poor's. The agency informed the village on Feb. 7 that it was upgraded from an "AA" rating to an "AAA" rating with a...
  • Could a third treasurer be the charm? [Commentary]

    Could a third treasurer be the charm? [Commentary]
    The state pension system is Maryland's financial Achilles heel and has been for decades. All bond rating services have noted that rising pension debt endangers the state's AAA bond rating, and the Pew Center on the States rates Maryland as among the...
  • Netherlands' credit rating downgraded to AA+ by Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's downgraded the Netherlands' credit rating on Friday, slicing the list of Eurozone countries holding the top AAA rating to just three. The Netherlands' ratings downgrade -- to AA+ from AAA -- can be blamed in large part on a...
  • 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...
  • Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds

    Shutdown costs feds $2 billion in lost productivity, report finds
    WASHINGTON -- The 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month resulted in $2 billion in lost productivity and, at its peak, left 40 percent of the federal workforce furloughed, according to a report released by the Obama administration Thursday....
  • 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...
  • A do-nothing Congress returns to Washington; don't expect much

    A do-nothing Congress returns to Washington; don't expect much
    A wild windstorm swept through the nation's capital on Saturday, tossing broken tree limbs, downing power lines and forcing thousands of suburbanites to eat dinner by candlelight. On Sunday, with the skies sunny and mostly clear, the oppressive heat...