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Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...