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  • Egan-Jones Ratings President Fires Back Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:25 AM ET
    Egan-Jones Ratings President Fires Back

    Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company, defends his company against charges that it misrepresented the companies it rated, and provides perspective on how it rates companies.

  • Zynga Gets a Double Dose of Bad News Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Zynga Gets a Double Dose of  Bad News

    Michael Olson, PiperJaffray analyst, explains why he downgraded the social gaming company to "Neutral" and placed a three dollar price target on the shares, and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky reports creators of the game, "Words With Friends" is leaving Zynga.

  • BofA Downgrades Netflix Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    BofA Downgrades Netflix

    Bank of America downgraded Netflix to "Underperform" citing concerns over the health of the domestic streaming business at the company, with the FMHR traders.

  • Global Markets Update: Spain Caution Persists Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:11 AM ET
    Global Markets Update: Spain Caution Persists

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including whether Moody's will downgrade the country's credit rating to junk status.

  • UBS Downgrades Three Banks Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 10:36 AM ET
    UBS Downgrades Three Banks

    Despite the recent run up in big banks, Brennan Hawken, UBS equity analyst, explains why now is the time for investors to move to the sidelines.

  • Boehner 'Not Confident' US Can Avoid Fiscal Cliff Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 11:09 AM ET
    Boehner 'Not Confident' US Can Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports if Congress does not reach a budget deal, it could trigger a downgrade by Moody's.

  • The Credit Crunch: The Best and Worst States Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
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    A survey of credit conditions in each of the 50 states found a considerable difference in the credit profiles of the best and worst states.

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    A year after the S&P downgrade, the debt is still growing, the economy may be even shakier than last year, and Congress faces another wave of policy paralysis.

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    Morgan Stanley’s big second-quarter earnings miss is a result of abysmal trading results and not a botched initial public offering of Facebook shares.

  • Who's Next in Cali's Bankruptcy Chain? Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    Who's Next in Cali's Bankruptcy Chain?

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the ripple effect when municipalities file for bankruptcy and the impact on local towns and cities, particularly in California.

  • A Sober New Reality in Credit Downgrades for Banks Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    When a consumer’s credit score drops, it is hard to recover financially. Wall Street firms could face the same fate. The New York Times reports.

  • Moody’s Bank Downgrades: Market Says ‘Meh’ Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 5:31 AM ET

    The mass downgrades of major global banks by ratings agency Moody’s Thursday night don’t appear to have caused the downwards market movements one might have expected.

  • Last Call: Jamie Dimon Hits the Hill Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 2:53 AM ET
    President and CEO of JPMorgan Chase Co. Jamie Dimon testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill June 13, 2012 in Washington, DC.

    Jamie Dimon faces the Senate Banking Committee; Dick Clark Productions up for sale; Greek bank withdrawals increase ahead of the election; Spain credit rating is slashed; Tim Geithner discusses jobs growth.

  • Europe's Pain Intensifying Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Europe's Pain Intensifying

    Greece and Spain's growing debt problems could become the next big blow to the European markets, as rating agency Egan-Jones downgrades Spain's debt rating into junk territory. Gemma Godfrey, Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, weighs in.

  • Global Market Update: Spanish Banks Downgraded Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:07 AM ET
    Global Market Update: Spanish Banks Downgraded

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European stocks are on track for their biggest weekly decline since November, as fear about Greece and Spain grow and Moody's downgrades 16 Spanish banks, including the euro zone's largest bank, Banco Santander.

  • Bankers’ Talks on Curbing Rating Agencies Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:49 PM ET

    Up to 20 of Europe’s top banks will on Wednesday discuss a plan to foil the dominance of the much criticized big three credit agencies at a private meeting of finance directors in Frankfurt. The FT reports.

  • Barton Biggs on Market's Rally Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Barton Biggs on Market's Rally

    Barton Biggs, Traxis Partners, discusses his outlook on the markets amid Spain's recent downgrade and a lighter-than-expected GDP number.

  • First Horizon CEO on Upside Potential Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    First Horizon CEO on Upside Potential

    Bryan Jordan, First Horizon National CEO, discusses today's downgrade by Morgan Stanley and the outlook for his regional bank, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • S&P Warns Japan on Debt, Affirms AA- Rating Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's warned on Monday it could lower Japan's sovereign rating if the economy expands less than expected or if public debt continues to grow, as the country's unpopular government struggles to win support for higher taxes.

  • Moody's Bank Review Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:46 PM ET
    Moody's Bank Review

    What impact will a Moody's downgrade have on banks and capital markets? Brad Hintz, Sanford Bernstein research analyst, provides perspective