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  • Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?

    Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?
    There was good news in recent days: Standard & Poor’s, the big bond-rating agency, raised Baltimore City's bond rating one notch to AA, up from AA-.
  • Bond Market Bingo

    Today Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner unveiled his plan to save the financial system. The response has been predictable: bankers and Wall Streeters love it, normal people don't understand it, and a sliver of taxpayers with the fortitude to check it out...

    TARP-pay Diem!

    The New York Times finally caught on today, publishing this pretty good story about the perils of bailing out Level 3 assets held by profligate banks. To recap our saga: Back in September, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson rolled out the Troubled Assets...

    Mistaking the Transmission for an Engine

    The Times' David Leonhardt had a long and thoughtful take on financial re-regulation Sunday, focusing mainly on the details and their larger implications. But he brushed past the real issue in a couple of places. Here's the closest he gets: What may be...

    Two Tales of New Mortgage Rules

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's board voted for new mortgage rules yesterday mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, the banking reform law passed last July. The new rules will increase credit risk retention requirements for mortgage lenders to 5...