Fitch Affirms Triple-A Rating for U.S.

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Fitch Ratings Inc. affirmed its Triple-A rating for the U.S., citing the nation's "unparalleled financing flexibility as the issuer of the world's pre-eminent reserve currency and benchmark fixed-income asset, and as home to the world's deepest and most liquid capital markets."

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The rating firm said "renewed brinkmanship over the federal debt ceiling is possible in 2015, although its suspension in February 2014 was in a timely manner and in a way that avoided casting uncertainty over the full faith and credit of the U.S."

In March, Fitch affirmed its rating for the U.S. and removed it from Rating Watch Negative.