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My Turn: Explaining the numbers could be improved

We have a different interpretation of the rating action taken by Moody's Investors Service on the Alaska general obligation credit than what we have seen in your newspaper. Moreover, news reports and especially the Anchorage...
Moody's upgrades Alaska's general obligation bond rating from negative to stable

Alaska's general obligation bond rating has been upgraded from negative to stable by Moody's Investors Service, one of the state's top three bond rating agencies. The upgraded bond rating will help Alaska and its cities borrow at lower...
State's debt rating outlook

...folks Outside care about how we do it here. While acknowledging the basic strength of Alaska's economy, Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the state's outlook from "stable" to "negative." That's not as grim as it reads. Negative...
Outside editorial: A fresh proposal to fight credit-rating grade inflation

...rating agencies which had affixed reassuring AAA labels on subprime-backed securities. Standard and Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings stood accused of negligently or even deliberately misleading investors; calls rang out for...
Outside editorial: Balance the nation's books

...the nation's prosperity. Recent events in the money markets reinforce the gloomy forecasts. Last month, Moody's Investors Service served notice that top-rated U.S. Treasury bonds could be downgraded some day if the government can't...
Bond services give Alaska good marks

...paid for by a lease-purchase agreement through certificates of participation expected to be sold in August. Moody's Investors Service, one of the state's two major bond rating agencies, assigned the certificates an Aa3 rating but continued...
Bond rating groups take new look at pensions

...liability is currently estimated at $9.7 billion, according to the Alaska Retirement Management Board. Now Moody's Investors Service is saying that it will begin considering future costs, such as pension liabilities, as if they were bonded...
State gets low rates on new bond sale

...favorable interest rate to the state's strong financial position, good reputation and high credit ratting. Moody's Investors Service last month gave the state's bonds a rating of Aaa, the highest available. That's based on the state's...
Juneau's bond debt increasing

...limits. Working with bond adviser Lindsay Sovde of Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp., Duncan was told by Moody's Investors Service staff that the city had more flexibility than is often assumed. Companies that arrange bond sales and rate...
Retirement costs loom benefits that came with PERS Tier III and TRS Tier II adequately addressed the problem. An analyst with Moody's Investors Service praised the change, and cited it in an announcement the state's credit rating was being upgraded to Triple...


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