The long-awaited downgrade could have been much worse.
The restaurant chain reports quarterly results, and the beverage company is being added to the S&P 500.
Ratings cuts can cost global banks big money. But regional banks could find opportunity in the fallout.
Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Fund is beginning to show some recovery signs in his long-term bets.
The company hopes to promote Visa Prepaid cards to boost its total transactions.
Analysts are far from perfect. But sometimes their predictions are correct -- and can produce spectacular returns.
The market bounces back, boosted by speculation about new easing plans and steps to help with the European debt crisis.
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