Standard & Poor's affirms its AA+ long-term and A-1+ short-term credit ratings on the U.S.,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Standard & Poor's affirms its AA+ long-term and A-1+ short-term credit ratings on the U.S., and revises its outlook on the long-term rating to stable from negative to indicate its current view that the likelihood of a near-term downgrade is less than one in three.