An August 2006 email reveals the frustration that at least one S&P employee felt about the dependence of his employer on the issuers of structured finance products, going so far as to describe the rating agencies as having ``a kind of Stockholm syndrome'' -- the phenomenon in which a captive begins to identify with the captor.
The Fed cited ``a pattern of misconduct and negligence'' at Litton in announcing its enforcement action against Goldman.
Carl Weinberg, chief economist with High Frequency Economics in Rhinebeck, N.Y., said Thursday that, in theory, the meeting could produce ``a meaningful agreement to ship grain from ample U.S. and Chinese stockpiles to the poorest nations,'' since doing so would be a ``refreshing source'' of action for the G20.
NSW Police Minister Mike Gallacher described the weather as ``a shocker''.
Opposition Labour party lawmaker Shane Jones described the plan as ``a last-minute, panic-stricken stunt'' to include Maori in the tournament.