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18/04/2011 S&P's cut U.S. government's credit outlook from "stable" to "negative"

Standard & Poor's is an American financial services company that publishes research and analysis on stocks and commodities. After the Budget Control Act of 2011 took effect, S&P started lowering the US's long-term credit rating. It reached the point where they assigned it a negative outlook, due to fiscal and economic challenges.


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