BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Fitch Ratings' downgrade of bank stocks like Citigroup (C - Get Report) and Goldman Sachs (GS) leads your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Friday, Dec. 16.
Friday's 5 Biggest Stories
Fitch Ratings cut the ratings on seven banks Thursday. Nobody was surprised.
Give it up for
Congress! Our lawmakers actually avoided a government shutdown again this year!
By my count, it was the 782nd debate between the
GOP presidential candidates last night, and the last before the Iowa caucuses.
Quote of the Day"Historically, short-sellers have tended to be right a surprising amount of the time, at least in cases where the company grew upset enough to publicly complain," New York Times reporter Floyd Norris writes in an article questioning the curbing of short sales.
Company NewsAfter a weak outlook from Research In Motion (RIMM), investors want co-CEOs' heads to roll.
MarketsWhy the collapse of MF Global makes no sense.
Investment StrategyWhy now is the time to buy U.S. equities.
Odds and EndsJournalist and political critic Christopher Hitchens has died at the age of 62.
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