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Alaska Air reports another record quarter

...said it was 81 percent at the end of 2008.With its credit rating of BBB- by Fitch Ratings, Alaska Air Group is one...major domestic carriers to have an investment-grade credit rating. The other is Southwest Airlines."This important...
Alaska Air Group starts 2014 with another record profit

...Journal of Commerce.Tilden said to investors that Standard and Poor's, which recently increased the company's credit rating to BB+, also recently commented that Alaska Airlines, which drives Air Group financials, has the "strongest financial...
Three credit rating agencies hold too much of the power

...million in fees to the Big Three credit rating agencies - Standard & Poor's...competition from other qualified credit rating agencies. The Fed had a golden...needed competition from seven other credit rating agencies fully accredited by the...
Moody's drops Juneau's credit rating

The credit rating agency Moody's downgraded the City and Borough of Juneau from an Aa2 to Aa3 rating on Thursday."It's like going from an...
Outside editorial: A fresh proposal to fight credit-rating grade inflation

When the subprime mortgage bubble burst in August 2007, many immediately blamed credit rating agencies which had affixed reassuring AAA labels on subprime-backed securities. Standard and Poor's, Moody's Investors...
Senate OKs bill to curb credit rating effects

...restrict insurance companies' use of a customer's credit rating in determining insurance rates or whether to insure...insurers from taking into account a number of different credit-rating points. Among those are the absence of a credit history...
Senate committee moves amendment for student loans

...proposed amendment would allow a cost-effective way for financing state education loans by leveraging Alaska's AAA credit rating.Diane Barrans, executive director of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, said if the amendment is...
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Help clean up the dirtiest unregulated industry

If I buy a car, my credit rating goes down. If I pay off my car, my credit rating goes down. If I look for other credit cards with better rates, my credit rating goes down. If I cancel my credit...
Why you should care about latest govt budget fight

...Even the threat of a default had big ramifications in the summer of 2011, when the stock market dropped, the U.S. credit rating was downgraded (making future borrowing potentially more expensive), consumer confidence slipped and businesses...
Butcher resigns as Revenue commissioner, heads to AHFC

...under Butcher's "outstanding leadership," the tax cut became reality, the state achieved and maintained a high credit rating and the Revenue department implemented a "more reasoned and accurate long-term oil production forecast.""I look...


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