Overhaul iffy for credit-rating agencies

Posted: May 19, 2013 at 3:17 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Three years after Congress told federal regulators to consider changing the way credit rating agencies are paid, the industry appears poised to dodge a major overhaul.

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