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A series of companies reported earnings Wednesday, offering a mixed picture and generally cautious outlooks.
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At a time when many investors are looking to cash out, some market experts caution to stay in.
As U.S. stocks opened higher on overseas gains ands news of European bank rescues, the experts cautioned investors to stay in the markets.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Wednesday he will take legal action against the three major rating agencies, which he accused of "deceptive and unfair practices."
The European Commission wants to cooperate closely with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the planned regulation of credit rating agencies, the German financial weekly Euro am Sonntag reported.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday reached agreements with Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings that will change the way credit rating agencies are paid by investment banks for reviewing mortgage-backed securities.
Moody's Investors Service and other rating agencies have signed an agreement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo addressing rating practices, including fees, Moody's Chairman Ray McDaniel said Thursday.
Credit rating agencies will be banned from helping to design products they also grade as part of a tougher industry code of conduct to tackle issues raised by the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis such as conflicts of interest.
McGraw-Hill, which owns ratings agency Standard & Poor's and news magazine BusinessWeek, said Tuesday it will cut 395 jobs and take a $23.7 million charge to pay for the layoffs.
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Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal tells Bloomberg he's investigating a possible conflict of interest involving Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire owns a big stake in the credit rating agency Moody's, which recently gave Berkshire's new bond insurer its highest rating, a triple-A.
A steady stream of downbeat news seemed to leave the market unmoved for most of the week -- until the bluest of the blue chips, General Electric, posted first-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations by seven cents per share, and lowered its full-year guidance.
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McGraw Hill Companies posted fourth-quarter earnings that missed analysts' expectations by 9 cents per share, as revenue from credit market services tumbled. The diversified information services provider's CEO told CNBC he expects a challenging first half of 2008 -- but with a better performance in the second half.
Even in an uncertain market, there are always opportunities to make money.
The first days of the New Year bring Citigroup's Citi Investment Research Top Picks: The bank polled each of its fundamental analysts on a single best money-making idea for 2008, with the option of an additional small-cap pick. Citi says its 2007 list produced an average share price return of 16.7 percent, well ahead of the Standard and Poor's 500 average of 4.2 percent.
McGraw-Hill reported an 18 percent rise in third-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by rising textbook sales and strong growth in international bond ratings at its Standard & Poor's unit.
Publisher McGraw-Hill Cos is replacing the president of Standard & Poor's, the company's financial services division, effective immediately, amid questions about the role of credit-rating agencies in the subprime mortgage crisis.