Moody’s revises Northeastern’s A2 bond rating outlook to ‘positive’

The university’s revised out­look is more favor­able than much of the higher edu­ca­tion sector nation­ally and is based on Northeastern’s strategic strengths and ini­tia­tives. Out of 499 insti­tu­tions rated by Moody’s, only 15 have been des­ig­nated as having a pos­i­tive outlook.

3Qs: Warning signs forecasted latest economic plunge

Last week, the stock market suf­fered its worst stretch since 2008, while Stan­dard & Poor’s down­graded the government’s credit rating for the first time in his­tory. We asked finance expert Jef­frey Born, a pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, to weigh in on the S&P down­grade, the impact of fiscal tur­moil in Europe on the Amer­ican economy and the risk of a double-​​dip reces­sion — all fac­tors weighing down investor sen­ti­ment when it comes to the world’s major economies.