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  • S&P nears settlement on real-estate bond ratings - WSJ Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    Dec 25- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services is nearing a settlement with regulators over their investigation of how the company graded real-estate bonds, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The proposed deal, which could be reached as early as next month, is a joint settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, New...

  • Dec 22- Carlyle Group LP and Warburg Pincus LLC said they would buy DBRS Ltd, the world's fourth-largest credit rating agency, in partnership with a consortium of Canadian investors including the firm's founder. DBRS has a 2 percent share of the ratings market dominated by McGraw Hill Financial Inc- owned Standard& Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and...

  • Dec 12- Hearst Corp said it will raise its stake in global credit rating agency Fitch Group to 80 percent from 50 percent in a deal valued at about $2 billion as the media giant diversifies away from its newspaper foundations. Paris- based Fimalac, which is selling the stake to Hearst, will retain a 20 percent interest in Fitch, the third-biggest rating agency behind...

  • SEC pushing partial S&P rating suspension: Report Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:37 PM ET
    Standard & Poor's headquarters in the financial district of New York.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is pushing to suspend Standard & Poor's from rating commercial mortgage bonds, according to a report.

  • Bearish Chinese bets fuel iron ore rout Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET
    Trucks at an iron ore mine

    A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fueled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 3- A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fuelled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract on the Dalian exchange, in the process giving China the pricing power it has long craved. Analysts say its clout on iron ore could become even greater if, as proposed, it lets foreigners...

  • McGraw Hill Financial Inc took a $60 million charge in the third quarter for a possible accord, which is unrelated to the U.S. Department of Justice's $5 billion lawsuit against S&P. The charge contributed to a 12 percent decline in McGraw Hill's profit from a year earlier. In July, McGraw Hill disclosed that it had received a "Wells notice" from the U.S. Securities...

  • McGraw Hill Financial Inc took a $60 million charge in the third quarter for a possible accord, which is unrelated to the U.S. Department of Justice's $5 billion lawsuit against S&P. The charge contributed to a 12 percent decline in McGraw Hill's profit from a year earlier. In July, McGraw Hill had disclosed that it had received a "Wells notice" from the U.S....

  • LONDON, Oct 28- BP said on Tuesday it was told by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission it was closing its probe into anticompetitive practices in oil price reporting and assessment, but other regulators were still investigating. European Commission officials in May 2013 raided the offices of oil majors BP, Shell and Statoil as part of a probe into suspected...

  • They are also profitable: In the third quarter, BlackRock Inc, the biggest provider of the funds, made $850 million in fees from its iShares ETFs, 30 percent of the $2.8 billion in revenue it reported. Last week, Janus Capital Group announced the acquisition of exchange-traded fund provider VelocityShares and Reuters exclusively reported last week that Goldman...

  • They are also profitable: In the third quarter, BlackRock Inc, the biggest provider of the funds, made $850 million in fees from its iShares ETFs, 30 percent of the $2.8 billion in revenue it reported. Last week, Janus Capital Group announced the acquisition of exchange-traded fund provider VelocityShares and Reuters exclusively reported last week that Goldman...

  • Dawn of education's digital age: CEO   Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:44 AM ET
    Dawn of education's digital age: CEO

    David Levin, McGraw-Hill Education CEO, discusses McGraw-Hill's plans to usher in a new era of digital education. We are seeing an opportunity to improve outcomes with technology, says Levin.

  • Early movers: UPS, MRK, PFE, MCD, DRI, HLF & more Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

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

  • Early movers: GM, F, CAT, AAL, JPM, FB, T & more Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • S&P faces fraud charges over mortgage ratings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:43 PM ET

    Standard & Poor's may face securities fraud charges for ratings given to six commercial mortgage-backed securities issued in 2011.

  • S&P ratings inflation suits sent to state courts Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
    Standard & Poor's headquarters in the financial district of New York.

    A federal judge ruled that litigation accusing S&P of inflating credit ratings before the 2008 financial crisis belongs in state courts.

  • The man pushing CEO pay to the stratosphere Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Corp, John Donahoe, CEO of Ebay and Pierre Dauman, CEO of Viacom. These three companies' boards pay CEOs above the median of the company’s self-selected peers.

    Ira Kay, the top CEO-compensation consultant, is on a mission to defend rising executive compensation, despite outrage from shareholders.

  • Early movers: HTZ, AMZN, MSFT & more Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • McGraw Hill announces cost-savings goals Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    McGraw Hill Financial is seeking out at least $100 million in cost savings and said that it's exploring strategic options for its construction unit

  • McGraw Hill eyes Geithner's memoirs   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    McGraw Hill eyes Geithner's memoirs

    Doug Peterson, President of McGraw Hill Financial, explains how the company is changing its model to help investors make better financial decisions. Also Peterson shares his thoughts on the government's lawsuit.