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Monday, September 15, 2008

S&P Lowers WaMu Credit Rating to Junk

by Calculated Risk on 9/15/2008 05:15:00 PM

From Bloomberg: WaMu Rating Lowered to Junk by S&P on Mortgage Losses (hat tip Justin)

Washington Mutual Inc. ... had its credit rating cut to junk by Standard & Poor's because of the deteriorating housing market.
``Increasing market turmoil and the related impact from managing its concentrated mortgage franchise in this troubled housing and credit cycle led to the downgrade,'' S&P wrote.
And the beat goes on ...