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S&P Improves Financial Outlook on Illinois

Standard & Poor’s affirmed its A- rating on state debt backed by general tax revenue Tuesday but revised its outlook from “negative” to “developing.”

12/10/2013

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Dooley Responds to Councilwoman’s Concerns Over Credit Rating

After Colleen Wasinger, R-Town & Country, inquired about the downgrade, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley responded with a letter last week.

12/02/2013

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S&P Lowers St. Louis County Bond Rating

Standard & Poor’s has lowered St. Louis County’s bond rating from AAA to AA+. The ratings agency announced the news Thursday.

11/08/2013

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Koster, US Sue S&P Over Pre-Crisis Mortgage Ratings

The U.S. government says Standard & Poor’s knowingly inflated its ratings on risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis.

02/05/2013

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S&P Lowers Illinois Credit Rating Over Pensions

The downgrade, from A+ to A, leaves Illinois with the nation’s second-lowest rating from S&P.

08/29/2012

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Pension Chaos Could Lower Illinois’ Credit Rating

Illinois’ credit rating is already the lowest of any state. The decline would make it more expensive to borrow money.

08/23/2012

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Illinois Attorney General Sues Standard & Poor’s

The lawsuit accuses Standard & Poor’s of misleading investors by assigning its highest ratings to risky mortgage-backed investments during the years leading up to the crash.

01/26/2012

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