Fitch affirms U.S. at AAA, outlook stable

NEW YORK Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:28am EDT

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NEW YORK Aug 16 (Reuters) - Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday it affirmed the United States' top-notch credit rating at AAA, giving the world's largest economy a reprieve after it was downgraded by Standard & Poor's little more than a week ago.

Fitch said the outlook for the rating was stable.

(Reporting by Burton Frierson, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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