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  • April 29- Moody's Investors Service said it downgraded Greece's government bond rating to' Caa2' from' Caa1', citing uncertainty whether the troubled country would be able to reach an agreement with official creditors in time to meet its upcoming debt repayments.

  • UPDATE 1-Chicago mayor unveils initial fiscal reforms Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    CHICAGO, April 29- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed on Wednesday the first steps he will take over the next four years to help fix the city's financial problems by changing some of the city's long-used and sometimes controversial debt maneuvers. The mayor, who won a second term in office earlier this month, said Chicago will end bond restructurings that push...

  • April 28- McGraw Hill Financial Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by growth in its Standard& Poor's ratings services business as high-grade bond offerings rose. McGraw Hill, whose rivals include Moody's Corp's Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, reaffirmed its adjusted full-year profit forecast of $4.35- $4.45 per...

  • Japan’s downgrade: Why no one seems to care Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    Japan's already less-than-sterling credit rating took a hit from Fitch's downgrade, but its bonds and currency are set to stay impervious to the blow.

  • Why the S&P could break out this week Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:12 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • Bulls sniffing out an S&P breakout Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • *Fitch downgrades Japan to A, five notches below best rating. *Doubts remain over how Japan can reduce debt burden. TOKYO, April 27- Fitch Ratings downgraded Japan's credit rating by one notch after the government failed to take steps in this fiscal year's budget to offset a delay in a sales tax increase, the agency said on Monday.

  • Fitch downgrades Japan, warns on fiscal policy Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:55 AM ET

    Fitch Ratings downgraded Japan's credit rating by one notch, the agency said on Monday.

  • TOKYO, April 27- Fitch Ratings downgraded Japan's credit rating by one notch after the government failed to take steps in this fiscal year's budget to offset a delay in a sales tax increase, the agency said on Monday. Fitch cut its rating on Japan by one notch to A, which is five notches below the top AAA rating. Last year Moody's Investors Service downgraded Japan to...

  • April 24- Atlantic County, where struggling New Jersey gambling hub Atlantic City sits, led the United States in foreclosures in the first quarter, putting pressure on its credit rating, Moody's Investors Service said. The property tax base in Atlantic City itself has shrunk by two-thirds in just five years, down to a projected $7.35 billion for 2015, because of...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- New Jersey's capital city, Trenton, has canceled a bond refunding sale because its credit downgrade on Monday left it unable to save enough money for the deal to meet legal standards, Trenton's finance director told Reuters. Cash-strapped Trenton had planned to sell about $17.8 million of general improvement and sewer utility refunding...

  • Why iron-ore won’t snatch Australia’s AAA Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    Iron-ore's plunge has put Western Australia's credit rating under pressure, but that's not likely to imperil Australia's AAA just yet, analysts said.

  • CHICAGO, April 21- The Chicago Board of Education paid a stiff penalty for its fiscal woes on Tuesday as investors demanded fat yields for its $295.7 million general obligation bond sale. Municipal bonds carrying the same ratings as the Chicago school system, A-minus by Standard& Poor's and BBB-minus by Fitch Ratings, would normally trade only 85 to 100 basis...

  • These iron ore players face metal fatigue: Goldman Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 8:43 PM ET
    Bars of pig iron sit on the dockside ahead of export at the Port of Mariupol, one of Ukraine's biggest commercial sea ports, in Mariupol, Ukraine.

    Iron ore's price plunge is likely to start claiming corporate casualties among the industry's smaller players, Goldman Sachs said.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- Japan's sovereign debt rating will come under downward pressure if its government falls behind on its goal of achieving a primary budget surplus in fiscal 2020, Tom Byrne, senior vice president of Moody's Investors Service, said on Saturday. Abe's decision prompted Moody's to cut Japan's sovereign debt rating by one notch to A1 in...

  • 7 stocks poised to hit all-time highs Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:10 AM ET

    There are seven stocks in the S&P 500 that are either at all-time highs already or just 1% away. USA Today reports.

  • SAO PAULO, April 13- Petrobras hopes to release third-quarter and full-year 2014 financial results after a board meeting on April 22, after more than five months of delays in the wake of a corruption scandal that has spread to the highest levels of government. The excess funds might have been funneled to political parties, including President Dilma Rousseff's...

  • HONG KONG, April 12- China's Evergrande Real Estate Group has cut leverage on its balance sheet over the past two years to a third by classifying some of it as equity, according to analysts' calculations based on its public filings. Evergrande, the most indebted developer among China's top 10 property firms, is seeking additional funding to expand, and a lower...

  • CHICAGO, April 9- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said on Thursday it will likely downgrade Chicago's A-plus credit rating if the city lacks a plan to "sustainably" fund its pensions by the end of this year. The warning was released in the wake of Rahm Emanuel's re-election on Tuesday for a second term as Chicago mayor. Chicago has projected contributions to its...

  • April 8- Ballooning pension payments, difficult negotiations with labor unions and threatened state funding cuts are some of the challenges facing Rahm Emanuel, who won a second term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday. As a result, rating agency Moody's Investors Service has dropped Chicago's general obligation credit rating six notches since 2010 to Baa2, two...