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Improved Outlook for NY’s Credit Rating

Monday, August 27, 2012

A major credit rating service has issued a more optimistic view of New York's future, which could eventually boost its credit rating. Standard & Poor's revised its outlook for New York to "positive" from "stable" on Monday.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Credit Ratings

Friday, May 11, 2012

This week we'll find out about credit reports and credit scores and how to manage them effectively. Jeffrey Blyskal, senior editor of  Consumer Reports, joins us to explain how they work and what they mean. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

President Sarkozy and the European Debt Crisis

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Elaine Sciolino, Paris correspondent and former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times, discusses how President Sarkozy is faring politically, as he contends with the Eurozone crisis and is also trying not to get a downgraded credit rating. Sciolino is the author of La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: European Reaction to the US Credit Downgrade

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Markets around the world have been reacting this week to Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade their rating of U.S. credit. On today’s first Backstory, Richard Milne, Capital Markets Editor at the Financial Times, explains what the downgrade means for European nations, and we’ll look at the steps that the European Central Bank took early this week to assuage investors’ fears about Spain and Italy’s ongoing debt problems.

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The Takeaway

Global Impact of US Credit Downgrade

Monday, August 08, 2011

The credit rating agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the United States' credit rating for the first time in its history, from AAA to AA+, last Friday. This news sent shock-waves around the globe, sending markets into free-fall, and forcing global leaders into emergency meetings.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: U.S. Credit Rating, Obama Bus Tour, Verizon Strike

Monday, August 08, 2011

Credit ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S.'s credit rating for the first time in history on Friday, causing jaws to drop across the country, and raising the blood-pressures of leaders worldwide as many held emergency meetings to fend off any backlash this news might create. President Obama will be preparing this week for his upcoming bus tour to reconnect with voters in the Midwest. Meanwhile, News Corp. will release their fourth quarter results on Wednesday, the PGA Championship kicks off on Thursday, and Dennis Rodman will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.

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