Quantcast

Tag Archives: s&p

Home prices rose in July in 20 major U.S. cities

WASHINGTON — Home prices kept rising in July across the United States, buoyed by greater sales and fewer foreclosures. National home prices increased 1.2 percent in July, compared to the same month last year, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case ...

Read More »

A year later, S&P downgrade of U.S. looks like a dud

WASHINGTON — The rating agency Standard & Poor’s stunned the world a year ago by stripping the U.S. government of its prized AAA bond rating. The downgrade of long-term U.S. Treasurys threatened to sow chaos in financial markets, driving up ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Robert Nusgart: Volatility sends mortgage rates even lower

Amazing. Just amazing. The last week in the mortgage industry has been a series of wild swings of ups and downs that has culminated in a furious wave of phone calls and emails to borrowers and homeowners to get them ...

Read More »