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Canceling student-loan debt could have limited positive impact and introduce ‘moral hazard’ that would make the situation worse, MoodyR...
If student loan debt were canceled, "the magnitude of the stimulus would depend on the size of the debt relief and income level of the beneficiaries."
We need ‘a lot more help from President Trump’ to prevent a global recession, says Moody’s chief economist
Mark Zandi said the economy needs "him not to pursue this trade war and certainly not escalate the war." If more goes wrong, we'll see recession, he said.
Moody’s downgraded Ford to ‘junk’ status amid a massive restructuring — and its stock is set to tank
"Ford is undertaking this restructuring from a weak position as measures of cash flow and profit margins are below our expectations," Moody's said.
Millennials have helped take credit-card popularity back to full throttle. Banks are getting nervous and starting to crack down.
The US credit-card party has roared back to full throttle, thanks in part to millennials. But banks are tightening up who they'll let open accounts.
An ‘Achilles’ heel’ in credit markets means fund managers are bracing for a recession — here’s how they’re adjusti...
Fund managers at a Moody's conference are growing wary that a US recession might happen in the next year and are tweaking their portfolios to prepare.
Home sales continue to get whacked, falling to a 3-year low, and an increase in mortgage delinquencies is looming
The housing market got more bad news this week, as existing-home sales fell again in January, hitting a three-year low.
Americans stopped buying homes in 2018, mortgage lenders are getting crushed, and an economic storm could be brewing
The US housing market took a dark turn in 2018 as homebuying fell off a cliff and lenders saw a drop-off in applications, originations, and profits.
Uneven income gains and rising interest will affect some households' ability to buy things and hurt retailers' growth in 2019, Moody's says.
Despite the recent slump, Moody's cites "improved product positioning" in AMD's personal-computing business as well as custom chip uses like video games, which rely heavily on graphics cards for fast-processing and smooth rendering.
Writing to clients Friday, Morgan Stanley said its new negative outlook which accompanies the downgrade to Baa3 from Baa2 — one notch above a junk rating — means "there is still enough time to execute," but comes with a glaring warning: "we just wish we knew the plan."