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Defending the credit agency's decision to downgrade U.S. debt, with Deven Sharma, Standard & Poor's president.
Ben cut interest rates to zero, devised a zillion bowls of "alphabet soup" rescue programs as the Wall Street Journal put it, and bought every bond put out for bid and ballooned the Fed's balance sheet by trillions. Maybe it saved us from disaster, but we haven't seen the growth expected.
CNBC's Sue Herera has the story on six corporations that will not be affect by the U.S. downgrade.
S&P is worried about "what you're going to get in terms of the payback is going to worth a lot less, Gundlach said. "But that is not their job."
Even as Standard & Poor's continued to issue ratings downgrades in the wake of its downgrade of the US, rival ratings agency Moody's reaffirmed the country's AAA status.
Now that Standard & Poor's has done the unthinkable, you need to know who might take the next ratings hit. Here's the list, and how to trade it.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's reaction to the U.S. credit downgrade.
Why isn’t the price of U.S. Treasurys falling after the S&P downgrade; why are equities under pressure; and why is gold surging? Developments in Treasurys appear, at first sight, the most puzzling.
I hate to say it, but Nancy was right! I try to be apolitical. I think I succeed most of the time. Trashing both parties more or less equally allows me to stay balanced. So in that continuing effort to stay bland and uninteresting, I have to give mention to Nancy Pelosi who said a few weeks ago it might take a decline of hundreds of points in the market to get the Republicans attention.
President Obama speaks out on the downgrade of U.S. debt, saying our problems do not stem from a lack of confidence in our credit, but rather our challenge is to control our deficits over the long term.
Discussing weak yields on U.S. debt and uncertainty in the markets, with Holly Liss, Director Global Futures, Citi
Standard & Poor's has lowered its outlook on Berkshire Hathaway's debt from "stable" to "negative" but the revision isn't due to something Warren Buffett did or didn't do.
Analysis of S&P's downgrade of U.S. credit and whether the economy is headed for a recession, with Jonathan Golub, UBS Investment Bank.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on Bank of America; trade the downgrade, and wait on a possible downgrade from Moody's and Fitch, with Vincent Truglia, Granite Springs Asset Management.
Will the U.S. credit downgrade impact municipal bonds? Peter Hayes, Blackrock Fundamental Fixed Income weighs in.
Insight into Europe's intractable financial problems and whether the bailout will cost Germany and France their AAA rating, with Kyle Bass.
CNBC's Mary Thompson has a market check and John Harwood has the details on Treasury Secretary Geithner's position on the economy.
Standard & Poor’s went ahead with its downgrade of the United States' long-term credit rating.
The downgrade of U.S. sovereign debt by Standard & Poor's has provoked a range of reaction, from faith in the democratic process to derision about the politicians whose wrangling prompted S&P's action. S&P hasn't been immune from criticism either.
The European Central Bank decided it had to act over the weekend, but they could have taken bolder action by making a "drastic cut in interest rates" because they have a couple trillion euros as a backstop, Cramer said Monday.