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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-27/sec-adopts-rules-loan-back
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/ap-survey-feds-outlook-cor
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/survey-us-companies-add-21
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-01/wind-solar-farms-are-being
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/us-economy-grew-strong-4-p
US companies added 281,000 jobs in June

...Management."The job market is strong and it feels like it is getting stronger," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, which calculated the job gains for ADP.The improvement in the ADP figures occurred mostly in professional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-02/us-companies-added-281000-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-10/portuguese-bank-fears-reki
US economy shrank at 2.9 percent rate last quarter, worst since recession, before recovering

...should have a much better second half this year and a much better 2015 than 2014," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.Zandi said he's forecasting growth of 3.5 percent to 4 percent in 2015. If he's correct, that would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-25/us-economy-shrank-29-perce
32 states trail US as a whole in job recovery

...No. 1 example," says Dan White, senior economist at Moody's Analytics. "It's like its own little gold rush...the recession ended, an increase of nearly 3 percent.Moody's White says many states are struggling because the recession...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-02/32-states-trail-us-whole-j
Moody's, S&P settle lawsuits accusing them of hiding risky investments

...Ratings agencies Standard & Poor's, Moody's and investment bank Morgan Stanley...S&P owner McGraw-Hill Cos., Moody's Corp. and Morgan Stanley confirmed...protracted litigations behind us," Moody's spokesman Michael Adler wrote in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-04-28/moodys-sp-settle-lawsuits-accusing-