Credit Rating Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 7/22/2011 3:20:48 AM EST
    Republican House members talk about their meeting at the Capitol with economists from Standard & Poors on the the potential negative impact to America's credit rating if Congress does not reach a deficit reduction agreement, in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2011. From left to right are Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y., and Rep. Charles Dent, R-Pa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  •  - Anna Wisniewska from Warsaw Stock Exchange looks at the WIG 20 and WIG 40 index in Warsaw

    Anna Wisniewska from Warsaw Stock Exchange looks at the WIG 20 and WIG 40 index in Warsaw

    Posted: 7/14/2011 9:58:09 AM EST
    Anna Wisniewska from Warsaw Stock Exchange looks at the WIG 20 and WIG 40 index in Warsaw July 14, 2011. Emerging stocks seesawed around flat on Thursday while currencies fell against the dollar and euro as fears for the United States' gold-plated credit rating ended the previous session's fragile rally in riskier asset classes. In central Europe, recent below-forecast inflation data is also leading investors to scale down rate rise expectations, fuelling a rally in local bonds but hitting currencies across the region -- the Polish zloty, Hungarian forint and Czech crown are trading just off multi-week lows to the euro. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (POLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of a worker casting melted gold into a mould of a one kilogram bar

    File photo of a worker casting melted gold into a mould of a one kilogram bar

    Posted: 7/14/2011 8:51:08 AM EST
    File photo of a worker casting melted gold into a mould of a one kilogram bar at a plant of gold refiner and bar manufacturer Argor-Heraeus SA in the southern Swiss town of Mendrisio November 13, 2008. Gold prices hit record highs for a second day July 14, 2011, after hints of further policy easing from the Federal Reserve and a Moody's warning the United States may lose its top-notch credit rating hurt the dollar and sparked buying of safe-haven assets. The precious metal was also strengthened by concerns over euro zone debt levels, which have intensified over delays to policymakers' plans to discuss the crisis and after Greece's credit rating was downgraded by Fitch late on Wednesday. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of an employee displaying a bar of one kilogram fine gold

    File photo of an employee displaying a bar of one kilogram fine gold

    Posted: 7/14/2011 8:49:38 AM EST
    File photo of an employee displaying a bar of one kilogram fine gold at a plant of gold refiner and bar manufacturer Argor-Heraeus SA in the southern Swiss town of Mendrisio November 13, 2008. Gold prices hit record highs for a second day July 14, 2011, after hints of further policy easing from the Federal Reserve and a Moody's warning the United States may lose its top-notch credit rating hurt the dollar and sparked buying of safe-haven assets. The precious metal was also strengthened by concerns over euro zone debt levels, which have intensified over delays to policymakers' plans to discuss the crisis and after Greece's credit rating was downgraded by Fitch late on Wednesday. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of gold bars on a table awaiting transport

    File photo of gold bars on a table awaiting transport

    Posted: 7/14/2011 8:48:43 AM EST
    File photo gold bars on a table awaiting transport at a plant of gold refiner and bar manufacturer Argor-Heraeus SA in the southern Swiss town of Mendrisio November 13, 2008. Gold prices hit record highs for a second day July 14, 2011, after hints of further policy easing from the Federal Reserve and a Moody's warning the United States may lose its top-notch credit rating hurt the dollar and sparked buying of safe-haven assets. The precious metal was also strengthened by concerns over euro zone debt levels, which have intensified over delays to policymakers' plans to discuss the crisis and after Greece's credit rating was downgraded by Fitch late on Wednesday. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of an employee preparing gold bars for transport

    File photo of an employee preparing gold bars for transport

    Posted: 7/14/2011 8:47:29 AM EST
    File photo of an employee preparing gold bars for transport at a plant of gold refiner and bar manufacturer Argor-Heraeus SA in the southern Swiss town of Mendrisio November 13, 2008. Gold prices hit record highs for a second day July 14, 2011, after hints of further policy easing from the Federal Reserve and a Moody's warning the United States may lose its top-notch credit rating hurt the dollar and sparked buying of safe-haven assets. The precious metal was also strengthened by concerns over euro zone debt levels, which have intensified over delays to policymakers' plans to discuss the crisis and after Greece's credit rating was downgraded by Fitch late on Wednesday. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of bars of 250 gram fine gold

    File photo of bars of 250 gram fine gold

    Posted: 7/14/2011 8:46:12 AM EST
    File photo of bars of 250 gram fine gold being stored at a plant of gold refiner and bar manufacturer Argor-Heraeus SA in the southern Swiss town of Mendrisio, November 13, 2008. Gold prices hit record highs for a second day July 14, 2011, after hints of further policy easing from the Federal Reserve and a Moody's warning the United States may lose its top-notch credit rating hurt the dollar and sparked buying of safe-haven assets. The precious metal was also strengthened by concerns over euro zone debt levels, which have intensified over delays to policymakers' plans to discuss the crisis and after Greece's credit rating was downgraded by Fitch late on Wednesday. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of bars of 250 gram fine gold

    File photo of bars of 250 gram fine gold

    Posted: 7/14/2011 8:45:12 AM EST
    File photo of bars of 250 gram fine gold being stored at a plant of gold refiner and bar manufacturer Argor-Heraeus SA in the southern Swiss town of Mendrisio, November 13, 2008. Gold prices hit record highs for a second day July 14, 2011, after hints of further policy easing from the Federal Reserve and a Moody's warning the United States may lose its top-notch credit rating hurt the dollar and sparked buying of safe-haven assets. The precious metal was also strengthened by concerns over euro zone debt levels, which have intensified over delays to policymakers' plans to discuss the crisis and after Greece's credit rating was downgraded by Fitch late on Wednesday. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files (SWITZERLAND)
  •  - A sign in front of a jewellery store offers instant cash for all kind of used gold in Zurich

    A sign in front of a jewellery store offers instant cash for all kind of used gold in Zurich

    Posted: 7/14/2011 8:23:14 AM EST
    A sign in front of a jewellery store offers instant cash for all kind of gold in Zurich July 14, 2011. Gold prices hit record highs for a second day on Thursday after hints of further policy easing from the Federal Reserve and a Moody's warning the United States may lose its top-notch credit rating hurt the dollar and sparked buying of safe-haven assets. The precious metal was also strengthened by concerns over euro zone debt levels, which have intensified over delays to policymakers' plans to discuss the crisis and after Greece's credit rating was downgraded by Fitch late on Wednesday. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - A sign in front of a jewellery store offers instant cash for all kind of used gold in Zurich

    A sign in front of a jewellery store offers instant cash for all kind of used gold in Zurich

    Posted: 7/14/2011 8:22:57 AM EST
    A sign in front of a jewellery store offers instant cash for all kind of gold in Zurich July 14, 2011. Gold prices hit record highs for a second day on Thursday after hints of further policy easing from the Federal Reserve and a Moody's warning the United States may lose its top-notch credit rating hurt the dollar and sparked buying of safe-haven assets. The precious metal was also strengthened by concerns over euro zone debt levels, which have intensified over delays to policymakers' plans to discuss the crisis and after Greece's credit rating was downgraded by Fitch late on Wednesday. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 7/10/2011 6:15:55 PM EST
    In this Wednesday, June 15, 2011 photo demonstrators gather to stop the eviction of Anwar Khalil, a 55-year-old Lebanese immigrant who's lived in Spain for about 20 years and who can't pay his home loan in Madrid. As in many European countries, Spanish mortgages are not like US-style ones in which defaulters can return the keys to the bank and walk away from their debt, albeit with their credit rating in ruins. Here, mortgage holders not only have to give the house back, but also pay off bank debt. If they cannot, upon their death it is passed on to their children. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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    Posted: 7/10/2011 6:15:54 PM EST
    In this Thursday June 16, 2011 photo protesters celebrate after succeeding in stopping the eviction of a man who can't pay his home loan in Parla on the outskirts of Madrid. As in many European countries, Spanish mortgages are not like US-style ones in which defaulters can return the keys to the bank and walk away from their debt, albeit with their credit rating in ruins. Here, mortgage holders not only have to give the house back, but also pay off bank debt. If they cannot, upon their death it is passed on to their children. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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    Posted: 7/10/2011 6:15:53 PM EST
    In this Tuesday July 5, 2011 Inma Rodriguez speaks in front of empty bookshelves during an interview with The Associated Press in her home in Alcala de Henares near Madrid. Inma is packing for a trip she dreads. Any day now, for defaulting on her mortgage, she'll be evicted from the apartment where she's lived for 30 years and raised two children. As in many European countries, Spanish mortgages are not like US-style ones in which defaulters can return the keys to the bank and walk away from their debt, albeit with their credit rating in ruins. Here, mortgage holders not only have to give the house back, but also pay off bank debt. If they cannot, upon their death it is passed on to their children. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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    Posted: 7/10/2011 6:15:53 PM EST
    n this Tuesday July 5, 2011 photo Inma Rodriguez holds back tears during an interview with The Associated Press in her home in Alcala de Henares near Madrid. Inma is packing for a trip she dreads. Any day now, for defaulting on her mortgage, she'll be evicted from the apartment where she's lived for 30 years and raised two children. As in many European countries, Spanish mortgages are not like US-style ones in which defaulters can return the keys to the bank and walk away from their debt, albeit with their credit rating in ruins. Here, mortgage holders not only have to give the house back, but also pay off bank debt. If they cannot, upon their death it is passed on to their children. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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    Posted: 7/10/2011 6:15:50 PM EST
    n this Tuesday July 5, 2011 photo Inma Rodriguez holds back tears during an interview with The Associated Press in her home in Alcala de Henares near Madrid. Inma is packing for a trip she dreads. Any day now, for defaulting on her mortgage, she'll be evicted from the apartment where she's lived for 30 years and raised two children. As in many European countries, Spanish mortgages are not like US-style ones in which defaulters can return the keys to the bank and walk away from their debt, albeit with their credit rating in ruins. Here, mortgage holders not only have to give the house back, but also pay off bank debt. If they cannot, upon their death it is passed on to their children. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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    Posted: 7/10/2011 6:15:46 PM EST
    In this Tuesday July 5, 2011 photo Inma Rodriguez moves some half-packed boxes of clothes in her home in Alcala de Henares near Madrid. Inma is packing for a trip she dreads. Any day now, for defaulting on her mortgage, she'll be evicted from the apartment where she's lived for 30 years and raised two children. As in many European countries, Spanish mortgages are not like US-style ones in which defaulters can return the keys to the bank and walk away from their debt, albeit with their credit rating in ruins. Here, mortgage holders not only have to give the house back, but also pay off bank debt. If they cannot, upon their death it is passed on to their children. (AP Photo/Paul White)
  •  - A demonstrator holds an empty plastic trash bag while shouting slogans against Moody's downgrade during a protest in Lisbon

    A demonstrator holds an empty plastic trash bag while shouting slogans against Moody's downgrade during a protest in Lisbon

    Posted: 7/9/2011 4:16:37 PM EST
    A demonstrator holds an empty plastic trash bag while shouting slogans against Moody's downgrade during a protest at Praca do Comercio in Lisbon July 9, 2011. A downgrade of Portugal's credit rating to junk status underlines how the Greek crisis is poisoning other weak countries in the euro zone, regardless of their own efforts to shrink their debt and return to growth. Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday became the first rating agency to cut Portugal below investment grade, causing the 10-year Portuguese government bond yield to leap more than 1 percentage point to euro-era highs. REUTERS/Hugo Correia (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - DDemonstrators holding empty plastic trash bags shout slogans against Moody's downgrade during a protest at Praca do Comercio in Lisbon

    DDemonstrators holding empty plastic trash bags shout slogans against Moody's downgrade during a protest at Praca do Comercio in Lisbon

    Posted: 7/9/2011 1:39:30 PM EST
    Demonstrators holding empty plastic trash bags shout slogans against Moody's downgrade during a protest at Praca do Comercio in Lisbon July 9, 2011. A downgrade of Portugal's credit rating to junk status underlines how the Greek crisis is poisoning other weak countries in the euro zone, regardless of their own efforts to shrink their debt and return to growth. Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday became the first rating agency to cut Portugal below investment grade, causing the 10-year Portuguese government bond yield to leap more than 1 percentage point to euro-era highs. REUTERS/Hugo Correia (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A passer-by walks past a fashion shop announcing a closing sale before it shuts down, in Lisbon

    A passer-by walks past a fashion shop announcing a closing sale before it shuts down, in Lisbon

    Posted: 7/8/2011 12:54:13 PM EST
    A passer-by walks past a fashion shop announcing a closing sale before it shuts down, in Lisbon July 8, 2011. A downgrade of Portugal's credit rating to junk status underlines how the Greek crisis is poisoning other weak countries in the euro zone, regardless of their own efforts to shrink their debt and return to growth. Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday became the first rating agency to cut Portugal below investment grade, causing the 10-year Portuguese government bond yield to leap more than 1 percentage point to euro-era highs. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Analysis PORTUGAL-RATING/POISON

    To match Analysis PORTUGAL-RATING/POISON

    Posted: 7/7/2011 10:02:25 AM EST
    Men talk at a park in Lisbon's neighborhood of Graca July 7, 2011. A downgrade of Portugal's credit rating to junk status underlines how the Greek crisis is poisoning other weak countries in the euro zone, regardless of their own efforts to shrink their debt and return to growth. Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday became the first rating agency to cut Portugal below investment grade, causing the 10-year Portuguese government bond yield to leap more than 1 percentage point to euro-era highs. To match Analysis PORTUGAL-RATING/POISON REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)