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Can an individual have multiple credit scores from different credit rating agencies?

As an individual, is it possible to have two different credit scores if rated by two different agencies, just as a corporation can have different credit ratings based on the rating agency?
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How does S&P schedule reviews of sovereign credit ratings?

It's not too hard to find current sovereign credit ratings, but I need more info. I believe that the major ratings agencies schedule reviews of different countries (or banks, etc.) so what I'd like ...
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What is the difference between credit score and debt rating?

Why is it that the credit worthiness of individuals is tracked via 'credit rating (score)' while that of nations (soverign debt) is tracked via 'debt rating'?
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Is it common for ratings agencies to disagree on sovereign debt ratings?

I heard today that Moody's and Fitch and left the US sovereign debt rating at AAA/Aaa, despite the downgrade from S&P to AA+. Is it common for ratings agencies to disagree on a rating? If so, is ...
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Why so much noise about USA's credit rating being lowered?

S&P lowered USA's credit rating from AAA (cool) to AA+ (a bit less cool). Suddenly, I hear about it everywhere: shares prices are down, oil prices change, news digests say "the new financial ...
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What is the rationale behind stock markets retreating due to S&P having a negative outlook on the USA?

From a Bloomberg article published on 18/4/2011 Standard & Poor’s put a “negative” outlook on the AAA credit rating of the U.S., citing a “material risk” the nation’s leaders will fail to deal ...
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Do credit ratings (by Moody's, S&P, and Fitch) have any relevance?

The credit rating agencies (Moody's, S&P, Fitch) issue credit ratings for corporations as well as different debt products. Their recent track record has been anything but stellar. It was only ...