The credit rating agency Fitch has placed the USA's 'triple-A' rating on a negative watch because of the ongoing stand-off in Congress.
Explaining its move, Fitch says that although it believes the debt ceiling will be raised soon, the "political brinkmanship and reduced financing flexibility could increase the risk of a US default".
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