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  • 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......
  • 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....
  • 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’...
  • 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...
  • Md. treasurer: S&P sees 'no action' on state credit rating

    Maryland's treasurer expressed confidence Tuesday the state's AAA credit rating would not change as a result of Standard & Poor's historic downgrade of the federal government's rating. Maryland has maintained the top rating from the three major ratings...
  • Whose side is S&P on?

    It may be possible to reverse a downward economic trend by examining the issues and then taking action. First, is it possible that in downgrading the U.S. credit rating, Standard and Poor's is trying to reclaim its reputation after having backed so...
  • Downgrade shows D.C. at its most childish

    Why is anyone surprised by Standard and Poor's downgrading U.S. debt? I'm surprised it took this long. President Barack Obama and the members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have been behaving like little kids, pushing their own...
  • Stocks end day sharply down as economic fears are revived

    Stocks end day sharply down as economic fears are revived
    Global stock markets experienced big losses on Thursday amid intensifying concerns about Europe's debt crisis and a batch of disheartening economic reports in the United States. The Dow Jones industrial average finished the day down 419.10 points, or 3....
  • 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...
  • 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...