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As rural hospitals fail, Ga. considers downsizing

...operating elsewhere, many are in affluent suburban areas where patients can afford to pay the higher bills.Moody's Investors Service predicts hospital revenues will drop as government payments decrease, fewer patients are held overnight and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-17/rural-hospitals-fail-ga-consi
Hospital finances wildly different last quarter

...Augusta," he said.Adding even more in nearby Columbia County could be costly to University, according to Moody's Investors Services. It issued a report April 16 that kept University's bonds rated as A1 but downgraded its outlook to negative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-24/hospital-finances-wildly-dif
WeatherNation TV flies onto radar as Weather Channel hunkers down in dispute with DirecTV

...DirecTV's fee-cut demands, it would have to slash rates to its other distribution partners, a prospect that Moody's Investors Service warned could result in a cut to the channel owner's credit ratings.Kenny says he is well aware of the consequences...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-11/weathernation-tv-flies-rad
Commission to discuss redevelopment loan request

...However, Smith questioned 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...

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

...nearly 14 percent Monday after reports surfaced about the expected lawsuit.Moody's Corp., the parent of Moody's Investors Service, another rating agency, closed down nearly 11 percent.S&P, Moody's and Fitch Ratings, the third major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-05/sp-expects-be-sued-justice
Bank earnings set record

...2010 closures were the most in one year since the height of the savings and loan crisis in 1992.On Tuesday, Moody's Investors Service said it had raised its outlook for the U.S. banking industry from "negative" to "stable," the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-29/bank-earnings-set-record
Economy hums along, proves taxing and spending prognosticators wrong

...tightening and slowdown observed in other major global economies," said Steven A. Hess, senior vice president at Moody's Investors Service. The U.S. "has demonstrated a degree of resilience to major reductions in the growth of government spending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-30/economy-hums-along-proves-taxin
Moody's lowers European rescue fund's outlook to 'negative'

NEW YORK - Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday lowered to "negative" the outlook for its debt rating on the euro zone's temporary rescue fund, a day after it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-24/moodys-lowers-european-res
Penney CEO Ron Johnson casts spell on investors

...into a bold new pricing strategy. Penney even withdrew its full-year profit guidance.After the report, Moody's Investors Services downgraded Penney's rating deeper into junk-bond terrain.The bleak performance marked the second-consecutive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-08-10/penney-ceo-ron-johnson-cas
Business news

Moody's is reviewing three banks' ratingsNEW YORK --- Moody's Investors Service said Thursday that it was reviewing the ratings of Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. for possible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-02/business-news