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April 25, 2014 The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.
The Justice Department claims Standard & Poor's knew that billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities were junk but still gave them positive ratings.
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September 4, 2013 Defending itself from a U.S. lawsuit, S&P said the government was punishing it for exercising its free speech.
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May 16, 2013 S&P says Berkshire Hathaway has an "excellent business profile," but that its dividend income is too dependent on the insurance companies it owns. The move is not expected to have much, if any, effect on Buffett's company.
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