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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

...squeezing their profits. Earnings for life insurers slid 11 percent in the most recent quarter, according to Moody's Investors Service, and long-term care was the chief culprit."Insurers that sell these products lose money on them," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-03-30/high-nursing-home-bills-squeeze-ins
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
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
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
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
Federal focus on faulty debt ratings

...targeting the role of Wall Street rating agencies in the financial meltdown. The three dominant agencies -- Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings -- have been widely criticized for failing to give investors adequate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/10/bus_558914.shtml
Business
Automakers worried about competition, customers

...waxed vehicles, there was concern about the weak outlook for sales in Europe and North America this year. Moody's Investors Service shifted its overall outlook for European car makers from stable to negative Tuesday because of expectations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/03/liv_63987.shtml
Life & style
Auto parts supplier hits credit line

...the United Auto Workers union are unsuccessful. Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service all lowered Delphi's credit rating further into "junk" status on the news. S&P said Troy, Mich.-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/06/bus_443746.shtml
Business
Reader's Digest struggles through a difficult turnaround

...business has dropped off, circulation continues to tumble and advertising is in a slump. To make matters worse, Moody's Investors Service downgraded the company's debt to "junk" last month. Reader's Digest has had its share of problems over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/14/bus_381094.shtml
Business
Pocket change

...securities unless they are rated by at least two of the three credit agencies, which are Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch. Those agencies argue they can't rate securities with Georgia mortgages because they can't evaluate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/12/bus_375376.shtml
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