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Why Ford’s Dividend Still Looks Safe After Moody’s Downgrade to Junk

Receiving a key credit rating downgrade can be a painful experience for many companies. When a company with an investment grade credit rating is downgraded to "junk bond" status, investors ...
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Is Ford Junk?

There are many reasons to doubt the turnaround plans of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) CEO Jim Hackett. Ford U.S. sales have stagnated. Sales in China, the world's largest car ...
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Ford Credit Rating Downgraded From Investment Grade to Junk Bond

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) was just given an unfortunate verdict on how the financial markets will treat the company when it needs to raise capital. Moody's Investors Service has ...
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Retail Defaults Reach All-Time High in Q1

In another sign that the traditional retail industry is falling apart, research firm Moody's reported that retailer defaults reached an all-time high in the first quarter of 2018. The news ...
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UK Suffers Credit Downgrade

The confounding effects of the Brexit have caught up with the United Kingdom. As the country tries to untangle itself from most of its decades-long relationship with the European Union, ...
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Perhaps Markets and Investors Should Be Cheering S&P Downgrade of China

When investors hear that one of the world's top credit ratings agencies has issued a sovereign downgrade of one of the world's biggest nations, it tends to bring more than ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Now

Volvo said all of its new cars sold in 2019 and after will either be electric or hybrid, a first in the industry. Oil's eight-day rise, a record since 2012, ...
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Moody’s Shows Why Exxon Mobil Remains Solid Triple-A Credit Rating

Despite lower oil prices and despite share prices being a far cry from their recent peak, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) just got a serious credit ratings vote of confidence. ...
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What China’s Downgrade Really Means for Your Money

When the public hears news that a major nation takes a major credit rating downgrade, it should bring at least some cause for concern. After all, it can imply that ...
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Moody’s China Downgrade Is Not Crushing Chinese Shares and Markets

The biggest economic and financial market story for Wednesday should be that Moody’s has formally downgraded China’s credit rating. Although this downgrade may sound harsh, the new "stable" outlook seems to mean ...
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Moody’s Slashes China Debt Rating

Moody's cut China's debt rating to A1 from Aa3 because of rising national financial obligations and worries that GDP growth rate will slow. It is a blow to the central ...
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Moody’s Examines Boeing, Airbus and Commercial Aerospace Sector

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) had a 20-year head start on the single-aisle, narrow-body commercial jet business with the 1968 introduction of the 737 family. Nearly 50 years later, the 737 ...
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Moody’s Downgrades Saudi Arabia to A1

As the price of oil continues to batter the finances of exporting countries, Moody's downgraded petroleum power house Saudi Arabia, which not long ago was among the most financially stable ...
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Saudi Banks’ Outlook Dropped to Negative at Moody’s

Analysts at Moody's Investors Service today announced that the firm has lowered its outlook for Saudi Arabia's banking system was dropped from 'stable' to 'negative' to reflect persistently low oil ...
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Oil Nations Face Financial Debacle

Low oil prices have taken a toll on U.S. producers, sending some of the smaller firms with high debt loads into the bankruptcy courts. The impact on some oil producing ...
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