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S&P raises credit rating on Motorola to ‘BBB’

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said today that it raised its corporate credit and senior unsecured ratings on Motorola Inc. to “BBB” from “BB+” and removed the ratings from CreditWatch Positive, where they were placed on Sept. 2. Get the full story »

S&P rating puts GM into junk territory

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Thursday gave a BB- corporate credit rating to General Motors Co., placing it three notches into junk territory and matching the level peer Fitch Ratings assigned Wednesday. Get the full story »

CBOE to launch 2nd exchange in late October

CBOE Holdings Inc., the biggest U.S. options market, will launch its planned second exchange targeted at high-frequency traders between Oct. 15 and Nov. 1, Vice Chairman Edward Tilly said on Tuesday. Get the full story »

Stocks close week higher for first time in month

The stock market has posted its first winning week in a month after news on the economy started getting better. Get the full story »

Federal Signal moved to S&P SmallCap 600 index

Standard & Poor’s S&P  said it will move Oak Brook-based Federal Signal Corp. to its SmallCap 600 index from the MidCap 400 index after the close of trading June 30. Federal Signal has a market capitalization of less than $380 million, making it more representative of the small cap space, S&P said in a statement. Get the full story »