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...

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...

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...

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...

Slowing Chinese economy likely to pinch US, too

...for one economic superpower is typically bad news for another."It hurts," says Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "China is the second-largest economy on the planet. If growth slows there, it affects everybody."Zandi...

As rural hospitals fail, Ga. considers downsizing

...stand-alone ERs 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...

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...

Moody's lowers European rescue fund's outlook to 'negative'

NEW YORK - Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday lowered to...three countries' debt outlook Monday, Moody's said. The debt crisis has flared anew...next in line for a government bailout.Moody's said Tuesday that it is revising its outlook...

Moody's downgrades Japanese debt

...Tokyo's management of its economy. Moody's Investors Service Inc. lowered its...after announcing the downgrade, Moody's also cut its ratings of four of Japan's...which had enjoyed the Aaa rating. Moody's lowered its ratings of Nippon Telegraph...

Berkshire sells nearly 8 million Moody's shares

...company has unloaded nearly 8 million shares of Moody's stock and reduced its stake in the credit rating...Omaha-based company held 48 million shares of Moody's stock on March 31 just before Moody's cut Berkshire pristine triple-A credit rating...