GovBeat: ratings

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013

How to rate a local government bond in 7 simple steps

How the agency rates bonds from thousands of cities, counties and towns.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bonds, credit ratings, Finance, general obligation, Standard & Poor's

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Budget fight could hurt Beltway-area local governments

Beltway-area local governments could feel the squeeze if debt ceiling fight leads to downgrades.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:25 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, investments, maryland, ratings, spending, taxes, virginia

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Moody's upgrades state outlooks

Economies in most states have stabilized after five years of recession and recovery, inspiring new confidence in state bonds, according to the ratings agency Moody's.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, housing, moody's, Rankings, ratings