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Over Rated?

The subprime fiasco has put corporate credit-ratings on thin ice.

September 1, 2008

Having long bestowed upon corporate bonds a measure of credibility, embattled rating agencies are now fighting to retain their own. Cascading credit problems triggered by catastrophic (but highly rated) subprime-mortgage loans have prompted observers to ask whether the agencies furnish reliable benchmarks or perilous illusions of safety. Read more...

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