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Do You Trust Ratings Agencies?

Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 6:38 AM ET

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Federal prosecutors intend to bring civil charges against Standard & Poor's for rating on mortgage bonds prior to the 2008 financial crisis.

A move by U.S. officials would be the first federal enforcement action against a major credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the financial crisis.

Do you trust the credit ratings provided by ratings agencies?

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