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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Senate Panel: Rating Agencies Traded Fees for Ratings

by Calculated Risk on 4/22/2010 07:05:00 PM

From Kevin G. Hall and Chris Adams at McClatchy Newspapers:
Senate panel: Ratings agencies rolled over for Wall Street

A Senate panel investigating the causes of the nation's financial crisis on Thursday unveiled evidence that credit-ratings agencies knowingly gave inflated ratings to complex deals backed by shaky U.S. mortgages because of the fees they earned for giving such investment-grade ratings.
I'm stunned but not surprised ...