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What a difference an A makes
Obama says U.S. is still a AAA country
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a downgrade in the United States’ credit rating on political gridlock in Washington and said he would offer some recommendations on how to reduce federal deficits.
TI’m teaching English in Thailand… This header should say: Obama says U.S. is still an AAA country.
Our style is to use a instead of an, on the grounds that most people read it as “triple A” rather than saying three separate letter As.
You do have a valid argument, of course, and S&P’s own Website goes the other way, saying, “A bank with an ‘AAA’ survivability assessment…” GBU Editor
The Standard and Poor’s building is seen in New York, August 8, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid