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February 1, 2011 12:00 AM

U.S. will have trouble keeping credit rating

Last week Standard & Poor's lowered Japan's bond rating to AA-, the fourth-highest level. By that standard, the United States got away with a slap on the wrist from Moody's Investors Service, which warned merely that "the probability of assigning a negative outlook in the coming two years is rising."

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