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  • The Implications of Sequestration: Fitch Ratings     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    David Riley, Fitch Ratings, explains how the implementation of automatic spending cuts may threaten the nation's AAA credit status.

  • Investors Still Confident in UK: Osborne     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    Britain's finance minister, George Osborne, says markets are still confident in his austerity policies, despite the Moody's downgrade on Friday.

  • Uncle Sam's Full Faith and Credit     Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group CEO, discusses what he is telling investors about the potential downgrade of U.S. debt and deficit deals.

  • Credit Suisse Downgrades Bank of America     Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    Moshe Orenbuch, Credit Suisse, discusses the challenges facing BofA, and reveals his top bank picks for 2013.

  • UK Prepares for Decisive Day as Downgrade Looms Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 6:02 AM ET

    With sluggish growth, an expanding budget deficit and fears of a downgrade, the U.K finance minister will next week use his Autumn Statement to update his plans for the economy with predictions emerging that a tax crackdown on multinationals could be on the cards.

  • European Stocks Close Higher     Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on Europe's market-moving activities, as Moody's downgrades France's credit rating, and Credit Suisse plans to restructure its investment banking division.

  • Start of a Cycle of Downgrades?     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Ben Lichtenstein, President, Tradersaudio.com thinks the recent French ratings downgrade could lead to a repetitious cycle of further downgrades, including one for the U.S.

  • Janney Downgrades IBM     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 9:09 AM ET

    Joseph Foresi, Janney Montgomery Scott analyst, explains why he has a "neutral" rating on "Big Blue" and a $211 price target.

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

    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

    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

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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
    Las Vegas

    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.

  • 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.

  • Morgan Stanley

    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

    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
    ATM

    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.