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Possible SEC move vs. S&P may be first legal shot

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering taking civil action against Standard & Poor’s for its rating of a 2007 mortgage debt offering. Such action could be just the first shot in a legal assault against the major ...

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Maryland credit rating, day three

The credit rating front has been quieter Wednesday with Maryland officials believing any Standard & Poor’s rating action will not come soon, if at all. Here are some of the things that didn’t quite make the stories in the dead-tree ...

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SEC seeks tighter rules for agencies rating debt

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators advanced tighter rules Wednesday for agencies that rate the debt of companies and governments. Credit ratings can affect a company’s ability to raise or borrow money. They can also influence how much investors pay for securities. ...

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