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Fitch Says U.S. Can Issue More Debt Than Other AAA Nations

The U.S. is able to issue and support more debt than other AAA-rated sovereign borrowers because of the dollar’s status as the world’s main reserve currency and its diversified economy, Fitch Ratings said.

Fitch’s view of the U.S.’s top credit rating, which it affirmed Aug. 16, rebuts Standard & Poor’s decision on Aug. 5 to downgrade the nation to AA+ from AAA. S&P said lawmakers failed to cut spending enough to reduce record deficits. Moody’s Investors Service affirmed its top U.S. ranking last week.