RATINGS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RATINGS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343717-79/securities-agencies-ratings-rules.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343717-79/securities-agencies-ratings-rules.html.csp">SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:35:39.222-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers’ credit records and income. The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the rules for securities linked to mortgages and auto loans on a 5-0 vote. The commissioners also imposed new conflict-of-interest rules on the agencies that rate the debt of companies, governments and issues of secur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437172014-08-27T17:35:39.222-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T17:35:39.222-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343717@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:35:39 MDT NFL: Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308903-77/moore-game-ratings-madden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308903-77/moore-game-ratings-madden.html.csp">NFL: Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARNIE STAPLETON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can’t wait to see what he has to say. Moore is the “ratings czar” for “Madden NFL,” the man responsible for making sure the popular video game’s virtual avatars accurately reflect their real-life counterparts. Moore uses all sorts of metrics and measurements to come up with ratings. Then, he tweaks t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089032014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T16:46:03.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308903@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT Pierce: Will McIlroy boost CBS’ golf ratings? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58260300-77/golf-mcilroy-cbs-woods.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58260300-77/golf-mcilroy-cbs-woods.html.csp">Pierce: Will McIlroy boost CBS’ golf ratings?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:09:33.439-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Is Rory McIlroy the new Tiger Woods? CBS certainly hopes so. Not just on the course but as a TV draw. Even before Tiger Woods withdrew from the Firestone Invitational on Sunday — leaving his participation in this week’s PGA Championship in doubt — CBS was already promoting the PGA with spots featuring McIlroy. It only makes sense. The 25-year-old Irish golfer is ranked No. 1 in the world. But even when Woods has struggled, his presence in a tournament has boosted TV ratings. And ratings is what...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260300@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:09:33 MDT Small cars fare poorly in crash tests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241209-79/crash-tests-institute-test.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241209-79/crash-tests-institute-test.html.csp">Small cars fare poorly in crash tests</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T11:19:01.629-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of “good” in new frontal crash tests. The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon all fared worst in the tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an Arlington, Va.-based safety group that’s funded by insurers. The Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Mitsubishi Lancer, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ all got the second-highest rating of “acceptable.” The Hyundai Veloster and Scion ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582412092014-07-30T11:19:01.629-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T11:19:01.629-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241209@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:19:01 MDT SEC considering action against S&P over ratings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216974-79/action-sec-considering-notice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216974-79/action-sec-considering-notice.html.csp">SEC considering action against S&P over ratings</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T16:37:01.921-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Standard & Poor’s says regulators have told the rating agency they are considering taking civil enforcement action against it over ratings given to six deals in 2011 involving securities tied to commercial mortgages. S&P’s parent McGraw Hill Financial Inc. disclosed Wednesday in a regulatory filing it has received a so-called “Wells Notice” from staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The notice indicates the staff will recommend to the five-member commission that it pursue...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582169742014-07-23T16:37:01.921-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T16:37:01.921-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216974@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:37:01 MDT