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Articles About Standard & Poor’s
May 28, 2014
Tesla’s Cars Are Great, But Its Bonds Are ‘Junk’
Due to factors like a small production footprint, small scale, and limited visibility, Standard & Poor's rated Tesla's bonds a B-.
March 21, 2014
Crisis Passed? Fitch Removes U.S. Credit Downgrade Warning
In a rating action report released Friday, Fitch affirmed the United States’ credit ratings at the top-notch AAA with a stable outlook for the future.
December 20, 2013
European Union’s Credit Rating is Downgraded
Standard and Poor's has downgraded the credit rating of the European Union from AAA to AA+.
November 29, 2013
S&P Downgrades Dutch Credit Rating
Standard & Poor's has updated its credit ratings and outlooks for several major European countries.
November 25, 2013
J.C. Penney Gets Boot From S&P 500 on Black Friday
Standard & Poor’s announced on Monday that J.C. Penney would be dropped from its 500 index.
November 13, 2013
Just How High Is Standard & Poor’s 500 Flying?
The Standard & Poor's 500 index is soaring high in a clear blue sky this year -- reaching multiple record highs this year.
November 08, 2013
What Does the ECB’s Rate Cut Mean for the Euro?
The European Central Bank's decision to cut its main interest rate has already had major economic ramifications.
November 08, 2013
Friday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
U.S. equities traded in the red on Friday morning. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
November 04, 2013
How Cheap Is the Stock Market, If at All?
Here is a new update of a popular market valuation method using the most recent Standard & Poor's "as reported" earnings and earnings estimates.
October 28, 2013
Show Me the Money! Sen. Warner Wants Shutdown Cost Data
Sen. Mark Warner wants an estimate for the partial government shutdown's costs, but what will another calculation add that hasn't already been provided?
September 27, 2013
Budget Impasse: Bad Politics Is Bad Economics
As much as investors would like to avoid the political trench warfare that is once again coming to dominate Washington, the situation is impossible to ignore.
August 05, 2013
Is the Debt Ceiling Worse Than Sharknado?
Another political sideshow is preparing for a fall release, and it could be more disastrous than a movie featuring flying sharks.
July 17, 2013
Nike’s Big Troubles in China Continue with Consumer Snub
Nike Inc.'s sales in China continue to slump, as Chinese consumer tastes change from big brands to less expensive, funky, and hip retailers.
July 03, 2013
S&P: Major European Banks Are Facing Big Risks
Standard & Poor’s lowered the credit ratings of Barclays, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse.
June 29, 2013
Is the S&P 500 Bringing Back Positive Performance?
Despite a weaker final month and day, the Standard & Poor's 500, along with the other major stock indexes, closed with a gain for the second quarter. This may not have been the biggest event for the Dow Jones Industrial average or Nasdaq, but it was an event for the S&P 500.
June 10, 2013
Gold and Silver Climb Higher, S&P Upgrades America’s Outlook
Your daily recap on precious metals.
May 21, 2013
GM’s New Fleet Is Drowning Out Haunting Bailout Memories
Share prices for GM continue to rise after the automaker's shares topped its initial public offering price on Friday for the first time in two years.
May 16, 2013
Warren Buffett Knocked Down By Standard and Poor’s
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's has lowered its credit grade on Berkshire Hathaway by one grade, from AA+ to AA, after revising its criteria for evaluating insurance companies...
April 23, 2013
S&P Fraud Trial: Is the DOJ Looking for a Scapegoat?
Since the financial crisis, the Justice Department has attempted to prove that S&P’s mortgage-backed securities ratings were fraudulent...
March 26, 2013
Tuesday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
The BRICS nations gear up to establish a pool of foreign-currency reserves, S&P cuts its euro zone GDP growth forecast, and Cyprus remains in the spotlight...
February 07, 2013
S&P Prepares to Battle the Justice Department
The ratings agency has hired one of the nation’s top white-collar defense attorneys...
February 05, 2013
Why is the Justice Department Really Suing S&P?
While the exact motivations of the DOJ are unknown, it is hard to ignore the fact that S&P was the only major agency firm to downgrade the United States’ credit rating...
December 26, 2012
Subsidies Boost Home Prices More Than Expected
Low interest rates and reduced inventory levels continue to bode well for the housing market...
November 21, 2012
Moody’s Cuts France from Triple-A Team
Moody’s decision to downgrade France and maintain a negative outlook boils down to the three key interrelated factors...
February 28, 2012
S&P Cuts Greek Debt to Selective Default
In a highly-anticipated move, Standard & Poor's cut Greece's debt rating to default on Monday, a first for any euro-zone nation...
January 31, 2012
Home Prices Fell 1.3% in November
Home prices declined 1.3 percent in November from the previous month, according to an index of property values, while home prices adjusted for seasonal variations fell 0.7 percent, matching the drop in October...
January 15, 2012
S&P 500 Week in Review: Shares of EMC, Sprint and Mosaic Lead Week Higher
Here's a snapshot of companies that affected the waves of the U.S. financial market action in trading last week...
January 14, 2012
Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Euro Zone Countries, Germany Stays Solid
S&P cut the ratings of numerous euro countries late on Friday, adding to the zone's debt concerns...
January 13, 2012
8 Radar Stocks: Diamond Foods Trying to Bottom, DirecTV Raising Rates and Europe Gets Downgraded
Analysis of highly active stocks for investors...
January 13, 2012
Gold and Silver Decline as Europe Receives Downgrades
Your daily recap on precious metals...