S & P 500

  • April 25, 2014  

    As evidence that Russia is already hurting from the initial round of sanctions, the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Russia’s credit rating for the first time in five years–to just one notch above junk status. Cliff Kupchan of Eurasia Group joins Judy Woodruff for a closer look at how Russia’s economy has been affected since the Ukraine crisis began. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2008   BY  

    In a smaller move than in past months, the Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Wednesday in what could be the last in a line of reductions aimed at boosting an economy hit hard by a housing slump and credit crunch. Continue reading