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Columbia County Commission approves SPLOST project list

...department's aging radio system.Johnson also pointed out that the county just had its AAA bond rating reaffirmed by Fitch Ratings Inc.Fitch cited the county's strong finacial profile, a stable econonmy and low debt load among its reasons for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-06/columbia-county-commissi
Georgia Regents turns around finances

...second half of the year," he said.The environment will not be helpful, however, Azziz said. Rating agencies like Fitch Ratings and Moody's have negative outlooks for nonprofit hospitals this year, he said."These are not good times for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-01-23/georgia-regents-turns-around
Commission to discuss redevelopment loan request

...the impact of depleting the city's savings on its stellar AA2 bond rating from both Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings.The ratings agencies use a complex, proprietary formula to issue credit ratings, but the amounts a government has in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-08-19/commission-discuss-redev
S&P expects to be sued by Justice Department over ratings of mortgage-backed bonds

...parent of Moody's Investors Service, another rating agency, closed down nearly 11 percent.S&P, Moody's and Fitch Ratings, the third major rating agency, have been blamed for helping fuel the financial crisis by assigning AAA ratings to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-05/sp-expects-be-sued-justice
Uncertainty awaits airline industry without merger

...longer-term earnings prospects are jeopardized," J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker wrote in a note to clients. Fitch Ratings said the government's move against the merger was a negative for the industry's credit ratings.American declined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-14/uncertainty-awaits-airline
Bank of America to pay $2.43 billion in settlement

...up to snuff, Ely said. The bank "still is not a top-notch performer. It has got more work to do," he said.Fitch Ratings said it views the settlement as "a positive step for (Bank of America) toward resolving its multitude of legal issues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-09-28/bank-america-pay-243-billi
Dow falls 313 in second consecutive post-election sell-off

...fiscal picture," Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics, an economic research company, said in a note to clients.Fitch Ratings offered a warning Wednesday about the perils facing the U.S. If Obama does not quickly forge agreement with Congress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-07/dow-falls-313-second-conse
Business News

...investment firm Leonard Green & Partners LP for about $1.6 billion, the latest in a series of retail buyouts.FITCH RATINGS AGENCY downgraded Hungary's debt to one notch above junk status, citing budget plans that it warned are ill-considered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-12-23/business-news
Business | Autos
U.S. to feel pinch of $100 a barrel oil

...accounts for roughly one-third of the budget for U.S. airlines, up from less than one-fifth a decade ago. Fitch Ratings analyst William Warlick said if jet fuel reaches about $3.20 a gallon, "the whole industry will be challenged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-02-24/us-feel-pinch-100-barrel-o
Business
Business news

...into the European debt crisis.Italy's move to intensify its austerity drive received a much-needed boost from Fitch Ratings agency, which said the measures will help stabilize the government's finances and its credit rating. Fitch is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-07-13/business-news