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Fitch’s US Credit Downgrade Sparks Criticism Along With Unease

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  • Decision reflects expected fiscal deterioration, Fitch says
  • Bond market shrugs off downgrade, eyes Wednesday US refunding

WATCH: Fitch Ratings has downgraded US’s long-term foreign currency debt rating to AA+ from AAA. Kathleen Hays reports.Source: Bloomberg

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Fitch Ratings’ downgrade of US government debt sparked criticism from Washington and Wall Street even amid unease that swollen fiscal deficits risk eventual turbulence in markets, the economy and next year’s presidential election.

Fitch cutBloomberg Terminal the US’s sovereign credit grade one level from AAA to AA+. The move comes just two months after it warned the rating was under threat as lawmakers flirted with default by battling over raising the nation’s debt limit.

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