U.S. suit puts crisis blame on Standard and Poor's

Mortgages’ flaws ignored to keep banks’ business, it alleges

Posted: February 6, 2013 at 4:38 a.m.

The federal government has started one of its most ambitious efforts to assign blame for the financial crisis, going after Wall Street’s biggest credit-rating firm by claiming it had a role in pumping up the housing bubble.

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