BRIEF-Arconic urges shareholders to vote for co's director nominees
* Arconic Inc - "company urges shareholders to vote "for" Arconic's highly qualified director nominees and governance proposals on white proxy card"
NEW YORK Dec 28 Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Friday it does not expect U.S. lawmakers' negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff to have an impact on the sovereign credit ratings of the U.S. federal government.
The credit ratings agency said it believes the same general conditions under which it downgraded the U.S. credit rating to AA-plus/A-1+ from AAA in August 2011 continue to exist.
"Our existing negative outlook on the U.S. rating speaks to the risk of a deliberate further loosening of fiscal policy, for example, through a material weakening of the Budget Control Act of 2011 without compensating measures," S&P said in a statement.
NEW YORK, March 27 Two activist hedge funds are pressing directors of Tangoe Inc. to sell the company, according to people familiar with the matter, citing a weakness in the IT company's business and falling stock price.