Apr 25, 2014 — The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.
Aug 18, 2011 — Sources tell The Associated Press that perhaps as soon as today the Obama administration could issue a call for Assad to leave office.
Aug 5, 2011 — The downgrade by Standard & Poor's is guaranteed to become a major piece of evidence used by Obama's political opponents against him, as they make the case that he has failed to lead the nation and should not be rewarded with a second term.
Apr 18, 2011 — The S&P warning would likely strengthen the hands of those who argue for compromise on deficit reduction, like the Gang of Six in the Senate, and weaken those who argue on both sides that compromise is unacceptable.