Credit Ratings

Dec 22, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fitch Comments on U.S. Fiscal Situation

Once again, ratings agencies are warning the United States that our current fiscal outlook is not sustainable and we risk further downgrades unless...
Nov 28, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fitch Cuts Outlook on US Credit Rating to Negative

This afternoon Fitch Ratings lowered the outlook on the United States' credit rating from stable to negative. Fitch, considered one of the "big...
Nov 21, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Importance of the Sequester

When Congress raised the debt ceiling in last August’s Budget Control Act (BCA), it mandated at least $1.2 trillion in further savings by 2021...
Nov 3, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

What Have the Rating Agencies Been Saying?

Moody's issued a report the other day stating that failure by the Super Committee would not by itself cause them to strip the U.S. of its AAA rating...

Two More Calls for the U.S. to Tackle Its Debt

Two recent warnings over the United States' fiscal outlook are worth taking a look at. First, Bank of America Merrill Lynch released a report last...
Aug 16, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fitch Reaffirms U.S. AAA Rating

Today, one of the other big three credit rating agencies, Fitch Ratings, reaffirmed their AAA rating of the United States and held our outlook at...
Aug 12, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

How Other Countries Have Regained AAA Ratings

Over at Ezra Klein's blog, Sarah Kliff writes about the "Maple Leaf Miracle," or how Canada was able to turn itself around after it was...
Aug 10, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

CRFB Explains the S&P Downgrade

With the S&P downgrade of U.S. debt from AAA to AA+ on the books, CRFB has released a paper that goes into the credit rating system, the possible...
Aug 8, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

MY VIEW: Maya MacGuineas

In two recent commentaries, written for CNN and CNN Money, CRFB president Maya MacGuineas talks about S&P's recent downgrade of the U.S. credit...
Aug 6, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

S & P Downgrades the United States

Yesterday, the Standard & Poor's rating agency downgraded the United States' long-term bond rating from AAA to AA+.This downgrade is consistent...

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