This is the SEC's toughest action yet in an industry blamed for fueling the 2008 financial crisis by assigning inflated grades to risky mortgage debt.
Matt Taibbi explains the part rating agencies played in the global financial disaster.
All In's Chris Hayes sat down with Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi to discuss his new article on the ratings agencies that helped trigger the financial meltdown -- and surprise, surprise, nothing's been done to fix the problem.
Better late than never? The Justice Department and state prosecutors are planning to file civil charges against Standard & Poor’s for its rating of risky mortgage bonds before the financial crisis...
Economist Dean Bellows on the logic of the debt ceiling increase and possible default. Dean Bellows argues that the downgrade of the United States' credit rating did not cause the recent losses on Wall Street: Time to beat up on really