In the wake of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) downgrade yesterday, consider this: Only four U.S....

|About: Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.A)|By:, SA News Editor

In the wake of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) downgrade yesterday, consider this: Only four U.S. non-financial firms now sport AAA ratings: Automatic Data Processing (ADP), ExxonMobil (XOM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Microsoft (MSFT). Only 18 financial companies have AAA credit. Indeed, the world has become a much more leveraged place.