Credit Ratings

New York Times' David Leonhardt on The Colbert Report

Last night on The Colbert Report, David Leonhardt of The New York Times talked about the debt deal recently signed into law and why it's not enough...
Jul 29, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

What the Ratings Agencies Have Said

During the debt ceiling debate, what the credit ratings agencies have said can get lost in the shuffle. So, a summation of what each of the three...
Jul 15, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: S&P's Latest Warning

S&P has followed Moody's in issuing the frequent warning about how not raising the debt ceiling by August 2 will affect the U.S.'s credit rating...

Moody's Considers Downgrading U.S. Over Debt Limit Stalemate

Update 7/15: S&P has joined Moody's in issuing new warnings to the United States. Putting the country on "negative watch," S&P...
Jul 5, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

‘Line’ Items: Independence Day Edition

More Fireworks in Store – Washington, DC celebrated Independence Day on Monday night with its annual fireworks display on the National Mall....
Jun 9, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fitch Follows Moody's and S&P In Issuing Warning on Debt Ceiling

Yesterday, Fitch became the latest credit rating agency, following S&P and Moody’s in recent weeks, to warn the U.S. of a credit rating...
Jun 6, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

‘Line’ Items: French Open Edition

Clay Masterpiece – Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer played yet another classic tennis match yesterday, with Nadal once again emerging victorious...
Jun 3, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Moody's Issues Warning on Debt Ceiling

We can't just seem to catch a break from ratings firms. About a month and a half after S&P downgraded the U.S. rating outlook from stable to...
May 27, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Trading of Credit Default Swaps on U.S. Debt Doubles

Trading of credit default swaps (CDS) insuring U.S. treasuries has doubled in the last year in response to fears over our inability to deal with our...
Apr 18, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Trouble Ahead? S&P Cuts US Ratings Outlook

Today, the S&P has cut the US ratings outlook from stable to negative, while maintaining our triple-A rating. While this does not represent a...

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