S&P suggests possible upgrade of U.S. credit rating

|By:, SA News Editor

Affirming the U.S.'s long-term sovereign credit rating at AA+ with stable outlook, S&P says an upgrade to AAA could be in store if it sees "additional evidence of bipartisan efforts that signal a lower degree of political brinksmanship around fiscal policy decisions, coupled with a general government debt burden decline more pronounced than we currently expect."