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AIG Outlook Lowered to Negative by S&P as Treasury Cuts Stake

American International Group Inc. had its outlook cut to negative by Standard & Poor’s after a Treasury Department share sale reduced the government’s stake in the insurer below 50 percent.

“We are no longer giving credit for government support in the holding-company rating,” S&P said today in a statement on the New York-based insurer as it lowered the outlook from stable.

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