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The Ratings Debate in Print around the Web

Regulators Fleeing Credit Raters Embrace Zero-Risk Greek BondsBloomberg, January 4, 2012

Rating the Ratings Firms: An ‘I’ for ‘Ignore’Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2011

Why Credit Raters Keep Their PowerWall Street Journal, November 16, 2010

FDIC Takes Step Toward Cutting Use of RatingsThe Associated Press, August 10, 2010

Agencies Issue Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 10, 2010

Letters to the Editor: It’s Right to Make Ratings Agencies Take Responsibility Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2010

The Credit Raters: How We Got HereWall Street Journal, May 25, 2010

‘Ratings Shopping’ Lives as Congress Debates a FixWall Street Journal, May 24, 2010

Fitch Will Revise Its Municipal Credit Ratings in AprilThe Bond Buyer, March 25, 2010

Fitch Announces Recalibration of U.S. Municipal Bond RatingsBusiness Wire, March 25, 2010

[$$] Mortgage Suit Targets the StreetWall Street Journal, February 16, 2010

SEC Is On the Job With Ratings and NAV ProposalWall Street Journal, February 4, 2010

[$$] The SEC v. InvestorsWall Street Journal, February 3, 2010

Why Rating Requirements Don’t Make SenseStandardandPoors.com, January 19, 2010

[$$] For Insurers, a $5 Billion BenefitWall Street Journal, January 15, 2010

[$$] Insurance Rule Adds Up to $5 BillionWall Street Journal, January 4, 2010

Obama Pledges Support for Small Banks to Spur LendingBloomberg.com, December 23, 2009

One Cheer for Barney Frank Wall Street Journal, December 23, 2009

ECB Must End Moody’s Veto on Greek Debt, Goldman SaysBloomberg.com, December 18, 2009

Morningstar Enters the Credit-Rating GameLos Angeles Times, December 2, 2009

Credit Raters Show Some IndependenceWall Street Journal, November 29, 2009

[$$] Ohio Attorney General Files Suit Alleging Collusion on ABS Ratings – The Bond Buyer, November 24, 2009

S&P, Moody’s and Fitch Are Sued by Ohio Over RatingsBloomberg.com, November 20, 2009

FDIC May Tie Underwriter, Rater Pay to Asset-Backed PerformanceBloomberg.com, November 19, 2009

Pimco Chosen by Regulators to Review Insurer Home-Loan HoldingsBloomberg.com, November 18, 2009

[$$] S&P Gauges Bond Loss Potential on MortgagesWall Street Journal,  November 9, 2009

States Shun Ratings for Home DebtWall Street Journal, November 6, 2009

Bank Crackdown Draws CriticismWall Street Journal, November 6, 2009

House Democrats, Republicans Differ Starkly on Rating Agency Bill The Bond Buyer, October 28, 2009

Rating Agencies? Still SubprimeForbes.com, October 26, 2009

[$$] Insurers Take Step Away From RatersWall Street Journal, October 15, 2009

Moody’s Didn’t Do Its Job, Insider Claims The Bond Buyer, October 1, 2009

[$$] Wall Street Wizardry Reworks MortgagesWall Street Journal – October 1, 2009

Protecting the Credit RatersWall Street Journal, October 1, 2009

Moody’s, S&P, Fitch Face Securities Ratings HearingsBloomberg.com, September 24, 2009

California Will Investigate Rating Firms, Brown SaysBloomberg.com, September 17, 2009

Regulators of Big Bond Buyers Challenge the RatersWall Street Journal, September 17, 2009

Moody’s, S&P May Face More Disclosure, Liability in SEC RulesBloomberg.com, September 16, 2009

Muni Groups Weigh in on RatingsThe Bond Buyer, September 10, 2009

Insurance Regulators Schedule Hearing to Review Rating FirmsBloomberg.com, September 9, 2009

Barclays Said to Repackage Top-Rated Bonds From Downgraded CDOBloomberg.com, September 3, 2009

AAA Cartel ProtectionWall Street Journal, September 1, 2009

Remember Me? Wall Street Repackages Toxic Debt The Associated Press, August 24, 2009

Regulations for Raters FaultedThe Bond Buyer, August 6, 2009

The Impact of Mortgage-Backed Securities on Capital Requirements of Life Insurers in the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008The Geneva Papers, 2009

SEC Chief: Liability Standards Could Affect Rating FirmsWall Street Journal, July 14, 2009

SEC Considering Rule to Curb Credit-Rating ‘Shopping’Bloomberg.com, July 14, 2009

Insurance Regulators Need Rating Options, Brooks SaysBloomberg.com, July 13, 2009

Mortgage Bonds Don’t Limist Modifications, Fed SaysBloomberg.com, July 7, 2009

A Triple-A Punt – Treasury’s reform plan gives the credit raters a passWall Street Journal, June 23, 2009

The Ratings TrapBloomberg Markets Magazine, June 1, 2009

Fitch Slashes Prime RMBS to JunkHousing Wire.com, May 15, 2009

Flawed Credit Ratings Reap Profits as Regulators FailBloomberg.com, April 29, 2009

Here We Go Again: S&P Slashes Thousands of RMBS RatingsHousing Wire.com, February 3, 2009

Subprime Slam: SEC Exposes Rating Agency FaultsCFO.com, July 8, 2008

SEC Criticizes Ratings Agencies’ Conflicts of InterestNYTimes.com, July 8, 2008

What Got Us Here?American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, December 9, 2008

Relief from Mark-to-Market AccountingAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, November 5, 2008