A difference of opinion

Ward, Andrew
March 1999
Bond Buyer;03/18/99, Vol. 327 Issue 30601, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the competition between Fitch IBCA Inc. and Standard & Poor's Corp. for business in the nursing home and retirement community sector. Ratings assigned by Standard & Poor's; Ratings gap.


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