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Boehner, Reid preparing to move on debt limit

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican congressional leaders shopped competing debt-crisis solutions and President Barack Obama canceled fundraising appearances Monday, as a politically gridlocked capital lurched into a climactic last full week before the Aug. 2 default deadline. Even amid acknowledgments by ...

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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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