Speculation swirls around Fed meeting, interest rates

...for now."All the trend lines for the economy look pretty good right now," said Mark Zandi, the chief economist of Moody's Analytics. "I don't think the Fed wants to upset the apple cart."Over the past several years, the Fed's ultra-low...

For Europe's vast unemployed, hopes remain dim

...people to work."They have to drive up demand by increased government spending," said Virendra Singh, an economist at Moody's Analytics. "They have to come up with a way to push up wages."Add to those challenges the anxiety and political uncertainty...

Ga. student found with teacher's stolen Mercedes

...even when driving, since the car can be started remotely through the use of an electronic key.Police found the car in Moody's possession at the intersection of Second Avenue and 14th Street about 30 minutes after it was first reported missing...

Across Georgia

...teacher said she accidentally left the keys on her desk Wednes day. Police say they found the car undamaged in Corvan Moody's possession about half an hour after it was reported missing.

SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities

...have a built-in conflict of interest because they are paid by the same companies they rate. The three big agencies ? Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch ? were widely criticized for giving low-risk ratings to the risky mortgage securities...

AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

...soon enough."I agree with her diagnosis; I even like what she has in mind," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "But I'm skeptical that she'll be able to pull it off."The AP surveyed three dozen private, corporate...

Wind, solar farms are being put into new companies called yieldcos

...Mihoko Manabe, an analyst at the credit rating agency Moody's.NRG Yield, which was created by the power producer...around, or they might get too expensive.Manabe, of Moody's, recommends sticking with yieldcos controlled by large...

Survey: US companies add 218,000 jobs in July

...according to a survey by FactSet."It feels to me like the job market is humming," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, which helps compile the report.The job gains were mostly broad-based. Construction added 12,000 positions...

US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate

...five years of recovery from the Great Recession, which officially ended in June 2009.Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, said he thinks growth could accelerate to above 4 percent in 2015. He said he expects support from continued...

Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension

...Espirito Santo Financial Group S.A., is the major shareholder in Banco Espirito Santo and was downgraded Wednesday by Moody's by three notches. The ratings agency expressed concern about "the lack of transparency" and the extent of links between...