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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
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-
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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-17/rural-hospitals-fail-ga-consi
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-06/slowing-chinese-economy-li
Don't go into overtime

...changes."Be a boom to employment among lawyers, but otherwise not a big deal," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.Those familiar with the process say it will take the Labor Department up to 18 months to come up with the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-09/dont-go-overtime
Hospital finances wildly different last quarter

...costly to University, according to Moody's Investors Services. It issued a...negative. University CEO Jim Davis said Moody's issued a negative outlook to the...on hand than others with its same Moody's rating, Davis said."That's...

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

...acquiesces to 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-11/weathernation-tv-flies-rad
Georgia Regents turns around finances

...year," he said.The environment will not be helpful, however, Azziz said. Rating agencies like Fitch Ratings and Moody's have negative outlooks for nonprofit hospitals this year, he said."These are not good times for nonprofit hospitals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-01-23/georgia-regents-turns-around