Moody’s has downgraded credit ratings for several small to mid-sized U.S. banks, with warnings of potential downgrades for larger lenders, citing credit strength challenges due to funding risks and weaker profitability.
Inflation has reached its lowest point in 2 1/2 years. The unemployment rate has stayed below 4% for the longest stretch since the 1960s. And the U.S. economy has repeatedly defied predictions of a coming recession. Yet according to a raft of polls and surveys, most Americans hold a glum view of the economy.