WASHINGTON ( TheStreet) -- The Justice Department is investigating whether Standard & Poor's improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, The New York Times reported.The investigation into Standard & Poor's, a unit of McGraw-Hill (MHP), began before the company cut the triple-A credit rating of the U.S. this month, the newspaper said. It cited two people interviewed by the government and another briefed on such interviews.
U.S. Reportedly Probes S&P on Mortgages
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