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S&P downgrades Chicago Public Schools credit to BB

NEW YORK, Aug 14- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Friday cut the credit rating for the Chicago Board of Education, responsible for the oversight of Chicago Public Schools, to "junk" status, dropping its general obligation bonds to a rating of' BB' from' BBB'. The nation's third-largest public school system earlier this week released its $5.7 billion 2016 budget,...
Source: Reuters
Biotech still great growth sector: Pro  

Biotech buying opportunities, with Michael Yee, RBC Capital Markets.
Source: CNBC.com
Game of Thrones: Is a monarchy better for you?

Countries that have a king or queen as a head of state are on average more creditworthy and have stronger balance sheets than republics, new data shows.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Jenny Cosgrave
ANALYSIS-State-run investment pools buy company debt, trounce Treasuries

BOSTON, Aug 6- Some of the U.S. state and county-run investment pools that oversee more than $200 billion in local government cash are loading up on riskier corporate debt to produce yields that outpace the industry average by many times over, according to a Reuters analysis of their financial disclosures. "I don't want to call it the Wild Wild West, but it sure seems...
Source: Reuters | By: Tim McLaughlin
UPDATE 2-Discovery unlikely to buy back shares this year

Aug 5- Discovery Communications Inc said it was unlikely to buy back any more shares this year as it looks to save cash and retain its credit rating, sending its shares down about 9 percent. Given our current debt-to-EBITDA threshold is at the higher end of target levels for' BBB' companies, we are now focused on preserving cash for the remainder of this year, "CFO...
Source: Reuters
UPDATE 2-Embattled Noble Group flags potential suitors; says has ample funds on hand

SINGAPORE, Aug 3- Noble Group, Asia's biggest commodity trader, flagged potential support from strategic investors as it stepped up its campaign to reverse a dramatic plunge in its share price on concerns about its accounting practices. The Singapore- listed company said it had enough funds on hand to finance its operations, refuting rumors it would be unable to...
Source: Reuters | By: Rujun Shen and Anshuman Daga