NEW YORK— Fitch Ratings Service downgraded Alcoa's credit rating to "junk" status on Friday, saying it thinks the company's leverage will stay high and aluminum prices and profitability will remain low. High levels of aluminum supplies have hurt Alcoa's prices, and the company has repeatedly cut its smelting capacity in response.» Read More
Discussing the company's earnings miss and the outlook on mining and iron ore production, with Joseph Carrabba, Cliffs Natural Resources CEO.
The Fast Money traders weigh in with trades on Cisco, Sprint, and Netflix, and the best way to play the markets ahead of tonight's key House vote, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter.
A look at the damage done to America's credit and if there is risk of downgrade beyond AA, with David Stockman, former OMB director.
The banks urge President Obama to reach an agreement that will ensure the nation continues to meet all of its financial obligations. Insight with Rob Nichols, Financial Services Forum president/CEO.
When "the dollar is the reserve currency underpinning the system, waking up to discover that U.S. debt may not be AAA after all is surely a market event,” says an analyst at one European bank.
Discussing the impact a downgrade on U.S. credit would have on cities across America, with Mayor Ron Littlefield, (D) Chattanooga, TN; Mayor Michael Coleman, (D) Columbus, Ohio, and Mayor Greg Fischer, (D) Louisville, KY.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on Juniper's downgrade, Cisco, Corning, Dunkin, and Amazon, and Dan Dicker, MercBloc with a trade on oil. Also, Greece is downgraded once again, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Discussing the impact a downgrade of the U.S. would have on the markets, with Jules Kroll, K2 Global Consulting, and Michael Farr, Farr, Miller and Washington.
A trade on the U.S. dollar as the nation faces the risk of a downgrade, with George Davis, RBC Capital Markets.
Discussing what will happen if lawmakers can't come to a debt limit agreement, with John Calamos, Calamos Investments, and Larry Kantor, Barclay's Capital.
The CNBC news team with a look at today's rhetoric on the debt; what would happen if the government defaulted, and the staggering cost of Medicare and other federal programs.
Discussing how investors should play the looming threat of a U.S. credit downgrade, with Matt Shapiro, MWS Capital, and David Gilmore, Foreign Exchange Analytics.
Money market funds are required by law and by their own charters to hold only high-quality securities. So if the ratings agencies downgrade the credit of the United States, will they have to sell their Treasury holdings?
Discussing whether the bailout program for Greece is too generous to banks, with Charles Dallara, Institute of International Finance.
Discussing four potential scenarios on the nation's debt and how to profit from them, with Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management.
A downgrade of U.S. debt will not automatically trigger a fire sale by mutual funds, insurance companies, or pension funds.
A lot of people assume that if the ratings agencies downgrade the credit rating of the United States, it will trigger a sell-off of Treasuries. Some even suppose that a sell-off would be automatically triggered by regulatory and fund charter requirements. Fortunately, this isn’t true.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Moody's downgrading Ireland's bonds to junk status.
Discussing Ireland's junk bond status; the possibility of additional asset purchases and its impact on the markets, with Alan Gayle, RidgeWorth Capital Management, and Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital.
CNBC's Sue Herera reports the ratings agency has downgraded Ireland's bonds to BA1.