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  1. ficri nostalgia
    S&P to AAA-Rated CDO Investors: Wait, You Believed Us?The ratings agency says all that talk about investment-grade derivatives was “puffery.”
  2. dumb numbers
    In Praise of Meaningless Stock Market NumbersThe S&P 500’s all-time high matters, but not in the way most people think.
  3. cdo uh oh
    S&P’s Analysts Failed at Everything Except SongsIf you can’t have accurate CDO ratings, a ditty will do.
  4. international intrigue
    France Loses AAA Credit Rating As S&P Eyes Eurozone Suspiciously [Updated]The European debt crisis just got more complicated.
  5. downgradepocalypse
    U.S. Government Swears It Was Investigating S&P Before the DowngradeThe Justice Department is looking into the now-notorious downgrader.
  6. downgradepocalypse
    Wall Street’s Crazy Week Ends WellStocks somehow finish up.
  7. downgradepocalypse
    SEC Looking Into Insider Trading at S&P, Just in CaseAmerica collectively rubs its hands together eagerly.
  8. downgradepocalypse
    Stop Following the Stock Market if You Don’t Want WhiplashIt changed direction again today.
  9. 2012
    Mitt Romney Used Tax Hike to Convince S&P to Raise State Credit RatingHe closed tax loopholes, too.
  10. downgradepocalypse
    You Know, If You Wanted to, SEC, You Could Probe S&P and Threaten Its Rating LicenseJust sayin’.
  11. downgradepocalypse
    S&P Overreacting to EverythingThe S&P does not handle unpredictability well.
  12. loud and clear
    Report: There’s a Plane Flying Above Lower Manhattan With a Message to Standard & Poor’s“THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED.”
  13. downgrade
    How Michael Moore Would Handle the DowngradeArrest S&P!
  14. downgradepocalypse
    Markets Close Way Down Despite Obama’s ReassuranceThe Dow plunged below 11,000 to end the worst day on Wall Street since 2008.
  15. downgrade
    In President Obama’s Heart, America Will Always Have a Triple-A RatingAw.
  16. the coming econopocalypse
    What Does It Mean That the S&P Downgraded the U.S. Credit Outlook to Negative?Is the S&P “simply blowing it again”?