Topic: Standard & Poor's
President Obama convened an unusual Saturday meeting with Congressional leaders on the looming government default. The session lasted less than an hour, and the atmospherics appeared grim.
07/23/2011 03:20 pm
President Obama runs the risk of overexposure, not to mention alienating his base, if he keeps holding public chats about compromise on the debt ceiling. But he's got his reasons for being so vocal.
07/22/2011 04:27 pm
The markets are counting on Washington to raise national debt ceiling by Aug. 2, but that's not all. Wall Street also expects a deal that cuts the size of US budget deficit. How much is it looking for?
07/22/2011 02:32 pm
Media barons Rupert and James Murdoch, as well as Rebekah Brooks, testify in Britain's House of Commons today in the wake of outrage over revelations of widespread phone-hacking and influence-peddling at News Corp.
07/19/2011 10:07 am
The political dance over the US debt ceiling crisis continued Sunday with the possibility that top lawmakers could be summoned to the White House, although no meeting had been scheduled.
07/17/2011 02:32 pm
With the deadline approaching, the House and Senate are going down two different paths in search of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Here is a rundown of what they are considering.
07/15/2011 09:38 pm
Eight European banks flunked a financial health check meant to reassure investors. But critics argue for tougher tests to weigh the impact of a sovereign default.
07/15/2011 02:57 pm
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warns of a 'self-inflicted' wound, and Wall Street firms see dire consequences, if stalemate over how to raise the US debt ceiling persists.
07/14/2011 09:43 pm
Debt ceiling talks could result in a $4 trillion 'grand bargain,' or a smaller $2 trillion deal. Most economist say the bigger deal would be more helpful – and send a positive message to markets.
07/11/2011 06:25 pm
European financial institutions lashed out at Moody's after the agency unexpectedly downgraded Portugal's government debt rating, adding new uncertainty about Europe's financial stability.
07/07/2011 04:09 pm