updated 4/28/2010 11:49:22 AM ET 2010-04-28T15:49:22

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded Spain in another widening of Europe's government debt crisis.

The move Wednesday follows its reductions of Portugal and Greece, which sent shock waves through world markets.

The agency says its decision to downgrade Spain's credit rating by one notch to AA from AA+ is due to its expectation that the country will suffer an "extended" period of subdued economic growth.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

Data: Latest rates in the US

Home equity rates View rates in your area
Home equity type Today +/- Chart
$30K HELOC FICO 3.79%
$30K home equity loan FICO 4.99%
$75K home equity loan FICO 4.69%
Credit card rates View more rates
Card type Today +/- Last Week
Low Interest Cards 13.83%
Cash Back Cards 17.80%
Rewards Cards 17.18%
Source: Bankrate.com