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Moody's Investors Service

A leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm.

Moody's Investors Service

A financial services company that primarily offers credit ratings for different kinds of bonds. That is, it serves as a credit ratings agency and a research firm. It is one of only ten firms the SEC recognizes as a credit rating agency; though, like other CRAs, its methods have been subject to criticism. For example, it gave the nation of Iceland a near top rating until its bankruptcy in 2008. It is based in New York and was established in 1909.

Moody's Investors Service

A leading firm engaged in credit rating, risk analysis, and research of fixed-income securities and their issuers. Moody's ratings help investors judge the credit risks of investing in fixed-income securities. The financial publications department of Moody's was spun off in 1998 to form a new company. See also Mergent, Inc.
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Watson, who yelled at Moody to ``get up,'' said he knew Moody was not hurt.
Moody said he feels well enough to play against Michigan in the Rose Bowl, but just wants an opportunity.
Through references to studies by various experts and to a survey Moody conducted of physicians, nurses, and social workers at long-term care facilities in New York, it exposes the difficulties peculiar to geriatric health care.
Open communication as a normative ideal is insufficient to ground moral argument for the same reason Moody gives for the insufficiency of autonomy and justice (as defined by the liberal tradition): lack of real ethical content.
Finished with the fan, Moody flipped a switch to turn the appliance on.
Moody acknowledges the burgeoning home improvement field, noting that some of his customers try to fix things themselves before calling him, which contributes to his job security.
Moody's childhood friend Yolanda Lytle, 37, of Los Angeles, said that Moody and Smith met to discuss the pregnancy.
But Smith's girlfriend contended that he and Moody met only to discuss his visitation rights for a 6-year-old daughter he shared with Moody.
During those peak months, Six Flags California's staff will swell from about 1,500 year-round workers to 3,500, Moody said.
Moody said the dress code is subject to continuous revision, to stay abreast of fashions favored by its work force - predominantly teen-agers and college-age young adults.
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Moody toured Europe with Gillespie, then remained overseas to work with Miles Davis, Max Roach and various European players.