NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: An ABC News ticker reads "Standard & Poor's downgrades US credit rating from AAA to AA+" in Times Square on August 5, 2011 in New York City. The ratings agency decided to ... more 
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: An ABC News ticker reads "Standard & Poor's downgrades US credit rating from AAA to AA+" in Times Square on August 5, 2011 in New York City. The ratings agency decided to downgrade the US credit rating after the prolonged debt-limit debate in the US government. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) less 
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