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Is S&P Engaging in the Same Old Practices?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Concerned that it might be losing out on business, a major ratings agency loosens its standards for analyzing bonds tied to home mortgages. Right away, clients start lining up for gold star, Triple-A ratings on these real estate bonds that might get a lower rating somewhere else. Sound familiar?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Matt Taibbi on the Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Matt Taibbi discusses what new documents reveal about the role that the rating agencies played in the 2008 financial meltdown. His latest article is "The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis."

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