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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072703/sta_bondservice.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121410/sta_756389103.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100503/loc_bonds.shtml
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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112404/sta_20041124014.shtml
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Debt talks: Dire warnings, a possible compromise?

...unprecedented default could have a devastating effect on an already anemic U.S. economy. Adding to the urgency, Moody's Investor Service has announced it is reviewing America's bond rating for a possible downgrade, and a Chinese rating agency...

http://juneauempire.com/andrew-taylor/2011-07-14/debt-talks-dire-warnings-possib
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050410/opi_633399323.shtml
Opinion
Three credit rating agencies hold too much of the power

...recent reward of up to $400 million in fees to the Big Three credit rating agencies - Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investor Service and Fitch Ratings - whose over-rating of risky securities fueled the economic meltdown. Hopes for a new regulatory...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050509/opi_436594375.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020711/sta_781935036.shtml
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Retirement costs loom

...in 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011711/sta_771120860.shtml
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Alaska editorial: Stimulus money threatens our fiscal rationality

...face a challenge that could stretch our imagination and our pocketbooks to a whole new level. According to Moody's Investors Service, the United States currently holds a "resilient triple A" rating. However, a dark cloud looms, and while...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030209/opi_400188837.shtml

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