Is "Is AA+ So Bad?" asks Mark Gongloff. Not really he says, pointing out that Japan, Canada and...

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Is "Is AA+ So Bad?" asks Mark Gongloff. Not really he says, pointing out that Japan, Canada and Australia have lost AAA ratings without borrowing costs rising in the long run. And what about investors with stipulations about AAA securities? Some "put Treasurys in a special category," while others "are considering tweaking their rules."