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Aug 14, 2014

S&P cuts SeaWorld credit rating amid orca controversy

Standard & Poor's lowered SeaWorld Entertainment's credit rating Thursday amid negative publicity over its treatment of killer whales...

Aug 13, 2014

Leveraged Loans: As Market Settles, Price Flexes Jump In Investors' Favor

The latest sign that the leveraged finance market is hitting the brakes? Price flexes on leveraged loans - where an interest rate or upfront fee on a proposed credit is changed during the syndications process, due to market demand - have shifted dram...

Aug 09, 2014

New FICO criteria could help borrowers

The nation's dominant credit-scoring system is being revised in a way that could save consumers nationwide billions of dollars, especially in qualifying for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards at lower interest rates...

Aug 05, 2014

It's Been 3 Years Since S&P's U.S. Downgrade

It was three years ago that Standard & Poor's made the unprecedented move of downgrading the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+... #Standard & Poor's #Charles Brady

Aug 01, 2014

Moody’s Upgrades Greece’s Credit Rating

(ATHENS, Greece) — Moody’s ratings agency has upgraded Greece’s government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt. The agency is also citing a commitment by the bailed out country’s conservative-led government to improve publ... #Standard & Poor's #Charles Brady

Aug 01, 2014

Moody’s Upgrades Greece’s Credit Rating

(ATHENS, Greece) — Moody’s ratings agency has upgraded Greece’s government bond rating , predicting a gradual decline of the national debt. The agency is also citing a commitment by the bailed out country’s conservative-led government to improve publ... #Standard & Poor's #Charles Brady

Jul 31, 2014

Renters Deserve More Credit, And Auto Loans, Than They Are Getting

Good news for the approximately one-third of U.S. households who are renters: credit bureaus are starting to count up-to-date rent payments towards your credit rating, and that could help you qualify for a car loan... #Standard & Poor's #Charles Brady

Aug 22, 2014

MH17 remains return home as govt battles fallout

(AP) -- Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of t... #Taiwan #Amsterdam #Malaysia Airlines #Kuala Lumpur #Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Aug 19, 2014

LIPA changes perspective on debt

The Long Island Power Authority's $7 billion-plus debt load is being recast from a villain to vital financial tool with the recent approval of up to $2.375 billion in new borrowings. After years of working, and largely failing, to reduce the original... #Wall Street #Long Island Power Authority

Aug 19, 2014

Global stocks up on US housing, Ukraine diplomacy

(AP) -- Global stock markets rose Tuesday on improved U.S. housing sentiment and news of diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in Ukraine. KEEPING SCORE: In midday trading, Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent to 9,325.74 and France's CAC-40 rose 0.4... #China #Taiwan #London #Tokyo #Shanghai #India #Wyoming #Berlin #Sydney #Seoul #FTSE #Sergey Lavrov #Wall Street #Credit Agricole #Frank-Walter Steinmeier #Federal Reserve #Nikkei 225 #Gary, IN