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Fitch to U.S.: make a deal or get cut!

Fitch issues a stern warning to U.S. lawmakers dithering in Washington over the debt ceiling: America's Triple-A credit rating is in jeopardy! Although Fitch chides U.S. authorities for dragging their feet, it believes the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling will be raised soon, quickly adding the risk of default is elevated due to "political brinksmanship." If Fitch was to actually lower that rating, it would join Standard and Poor's, which cut America to a Double-A during the last debt stand-off in 2011. Stock futures quickly sold off in after-hours trading, adding to Wall Street's first plunge in five sessions, as the warning steps up pressure on U.S. lawmakers. Pressure that has been mounting as the clock ticks towards the October 17th deadline. Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher: SOUNDBITE: DALLAS FED PRESIDENT RICHARD FISHER (ENGLISH) SAYING: "First I think they will get their act together because I don't think any President of the United States -

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