This morning, Standard and Poor's came out and surprised no one when it lowered General Electric's (GE) credit rating one notch from 'AAA' to 'AA+'. With this downgrade, only six publicly traded US companies now hold the coveted status of a AAA rating:
Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A)
Exxon Mobil (XOM)
General Electric (GE)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
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