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Daily Archives: November 28th, 2011

Fitch threatens to downgrade America’s credit unless deficit accord is reached by 2013

Excerpt: Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Stan­dard & Poor’s, which down­grad­ed U.S. cred­it to AA back in August, anoth­er one of the big three Wall Street rat­ing firms has decid­ed to play the ulti­ma­tum game, after Con­gress’ “super­com­mit­tee” failed to agree on a plan to imple­ment spend­ing cuts last week. Fitch Rat­ings gave the Unit­ed States until […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Barney Frank to retire from Congress

Excerpt: Bar­ney Frank, the first open­ly gay mem­ber of Con­gress, announced today that he will not run for reelec­tion in 2012, end­ing a career in the U.S. House that began in 1981. “I will not be a can­di­date for reelec­tion to the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in 2012,” Frank said in a news release announc­ing his deci­sion to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Public Service
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