Moody's Corp


  • CHICAGO, Feb 8- For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400- acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs. Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois and other states are seeing a similar surge, said state agriculture officials.

  • Stocks close down, but post strong weekly gains Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed down, ending the week higher, amid concerns over Greece and a jobs report that renewed the possibility of an earlier rate hike.

  • Wall Street cheers better-than-expected jobs report Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 9:06 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a slightly higher open on Friday, encouraged by a better-than-expected labor market report.

  • Early movers: TWTR, MSG, EBAY, GPRO & more Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Feb 6- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong growth in its analytics business and higher debt issuance in the United States. High grade corporate debt offerings in the United States totaled $1.1 trillion in 2014, an increase of 9 percent compared with a year earlier, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • Net income attributable to Moody's rose to $236.3 million, or $1.12 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $206.7 million, or 94 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a softer open on Friday, as all eyes turn to the latest labor market report.

  • Why a HK property crash won’t bring economy down Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:46 PM ET
    Residential buildings seen through a construction crane stand in the West Kowloon district of Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's property sector may face dire predictions of a crash, but that wouldn't be an Armageddon scenario for the economy, analysts said.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 17 Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    CALIFORNIA- Andrew Gracie, Bank of England's executive director for resolution, speaks at the FIA-SIFMA asset management derivatives forum- 1200 GMT. COLUMBUS- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economy before the Ohio Bankers League annual economic summit- 1745 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds monetary policy...

  • Feb 2- Standard& Poor's has reached a $125 million settlement with California's public pension system, Calpers, to resolve a case involving inflated grades of residential mortgage deals that later faltered, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Separately, S&P on Tuesday is expected to announce a settlement of more than...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 13 Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEWARK, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on "U.S. and International Economies and Monetary Policy" before the 10th Annual Delaware Economic Forecast hosted by the University of Delaware- 1500 GMT. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee on the President's Budget Proposal...

  • Stocks close up sharply, boosted by Greece and oil Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on encouraging news from the Eurozone and stronger oil prices.

  • US probes Moody's over mortgage ratings: Report Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 3:47 PM ET
    Turnagain Arm on July 15, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Moody's Investors Service is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for some of its mortgage ratings, according to a report.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 12 Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Executive Vice President David Altig and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Senior Vice President Mine Yucel participate in "The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy and Energy: Thoughts from Federal Reserve Research Directors" event hosted by the New College of Florida and the Global Interdependence...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 30- Brazil fell way short of its main fiscal target in 2014, underscoring the daunting uphill battle that President Dilma Rousseff's new economic team faces to shore up public accounts and prevent a credit rating downgrade. Brazil posted a public sector primary budget deficit of 32.536 billion reais for last year, equal to 0.63 percent of gross...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 11 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FAIRFAX, United States- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks on "Advancing Macroprudential Policy Objectives" before the Office of Financial Research and Financial Stability Oversight Council 4th Annual Conference: Evaluating Macroprudential Tools: Complementarities and Conflicts "- 1745 GMT. SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market will benefit from a recent delay in implementing part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law known as the Volcker Rule, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. Last month Congress passed legislation giving banks extra time to comply with the rule. The implementation delay until July 2017 will "...

  • Tumbling oil prices and Western sanctions over Russia's role in Ukraine have pushed the rouble to record lows and fuelled price rises. "Unlike during the 2008-2009 crisis, now there is a significant decline of real disposable incomes in Russia so food budgets will most likely fall," said Ekaterina Lipatova, an analyst at Moody's Investors Service.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 10 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    DAVOS, Switzerland- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to take part in panel discussion on "The Global Economic Outlook"- 1500 GMT. **DUSSELDORF, Germany- Deutsche Bundesbank board member Joachim Nagel speaks at the annual conference of the German-Chinese Economy, organized by Handelsblatt and HSBC- 1400 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- Central Bank of Luxembourg Governor and...

  • Jan 23- Moody's Investors Service slashed Atlantic City's credit rating six notches deeper into junk territory on Friday, a day after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appointed an emergency manager with a mandate to consider a debt restructuring. Atlantic City has about $344 million of long-term debt outstanding. The order from Christie to consider a...