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  • J.D. Power buying used auto guides business Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Marketing information company J.D. Power and Associates will buy the National Automobile Dealers Association's used car guide business for an undisclosed amount. J.D. Power is a unit of New York- based McGraw Hill Financial Inc.. "Benchmarks are a key to the McGraw Hill Financial business model and the National Automobile Dealers Association used car...

  • May 1- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong growth in its bond ratings and financial services businesses. High-grade U.S. corporate debt offerings jumped 8 percent to $341.9 billion in the first quarter from a year earlier, marking the strongest three-month period for the asset class since...

  • The company's owner, private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC, has held talks with investment banks about the IPO, though their underwriter roles will not be finalized before the summer, four people said this week. It competes with Pearson Plc and Cengage Learning Inc, and, like its peers, has sought to make most of its offerings available on the Internet as...

  • 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...

  • S&P owner McGraw Hill's profit rises 26 pct Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:19 AM ET

    April 28- McGraw Hill Financial Inc, parent of Standard& Poor's ratings agency, reported a 26 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher revenue from its bond ratings business. The company's net income from continuing operations rose to $303 million, or $1.10 per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, from $241 million, or 87 cents per share, a year...

  • District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan said Barbara Duka did not deserve a preliminary injunction because she was unlikely to succeed on the merits of her argument that SEC administrative proceedings are unconstitutional. The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms gave the SEC the power to pursue more enforcement cases in-house, rather than in federal...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- A federal judge on Wednesday refused to stop the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from pursuing a case against a former Standard& Poor's executive over her role in an alleged fraud involving ratings for commercial mortgage-backed securities. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan said Barbara Duka was not entitled to a...

  • NEW YORK, April 10- News Corp and 21st Century Fox, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks to build a joint headquarters in a new 88- story skyscraper at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, The New York Times said on Friday. "21st Century Fox and News Corp are each exploring options for their New York headquarters and the process is ongoing," a spokesman for...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- It may be by far the most valuable American company but Apple Inc still can't get into at least one exclusive club- the 30- member Dow Jones Industrial Average. That may not be a problem for the company behind the iPhone and the iPad, after all Apple shares recently hit record highs. If Apple had replaced a badly lagging stock such as IBM, which has...

  • Early movers: TIME, AVP, RIO, NLSN, CSCO & more Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Feb 12- McGraw Hill Financial Inc, parent of Standard& Poor's ratings agency, reported a quarterly loss, hurt by a $1.5 billion charge related to legal and regulatory settlements. Loss from continuing operations was $1 billion, or $3.71 per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with an income of $165 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Wall Street shrugs off Greece fears, eyes retail sales Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 5:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday, following gains in Europe on the back of strong bank earnings.

  • Ex-S&P exec urges U.S. judge to block SEC case Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 2:27 PM ET

    A lawyer for Barbara Duka, who helped oversee S&P's ratings of commercial mortgage-backed securities, told a Manhattan federal judge that Duka would suffer irreparable harm to her career and would face fines if the SEC pursues in-house administrative proceedings against her. The SEC has increasingly been challenged in federal court over its use of...

  • 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...

  • Tuesday's midday movers: Target, Lear, NYT & more Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
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    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Feb 3- Ratings firm Standard& Poor's will pay $1.5 billion to resolve a series of lawsuits over its ratings on mortgage securities that soured in the runup to the 2008 financial crisis, the company said on Tuesday. S&P parent McGraw Hill Financial Inc said it will pay $687.5 million to the U.S. Department of Justice, and $687.5 million to 19 states and the District of...

  • Feb 3- McGraw Hill Financial Inc and its Standard& Poor Ratings Services unit have reached a $1.38 billion settlement with the U.S. government and several states over ratings of mortgage-backed securities that went sour in the runup to the 2008 financial crisis. McGraw Hill said it would pay $687.5 million to the U.S. Department of Justice and $687.5 million to...

  • S&P, Calpers settle $125M mortgage suit: Report Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 5:43 AM ET
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    Standard & Poor's reached a deal with California's public pension system to resolve a case involving inflated grades of residential mortgage deals.

  • 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...

  • The storm has led to the postponement of at least two conferences and quarterly results of several companies, including EMC Corp. The New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange Inc, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc and BATS Global Markets were open on Monday and expect to be open on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase& Co Closed New York. New York and as Ocean City, New Jersey and...