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US losing Fitch's top AAA credit rating may portend future economic weakness

By Hakan Yilmazkuday, Professor of Economics, Florida International University
The formerly pristine reputation of the U.S. government’s debt lost a little more luster after another prominent rating agency demoted Uncle Sam from its AAA perch.

What does a downgrade of U.S. creditworthiness like this actually mean?

While the downgrade is unlikely to have much of an impact in the short term, its implications about the state and size of U.S. indebtedness will likely reverberate on Capitol Hill, where stalled…The Conversation

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