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Fitch warns US on credit rating

LONDON — The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there’s a delay in raising the country’s debt ceiling, Fitch Ratings warned Tuesday.

Congress has to increase the country’s debt limit, which effectively rules how much debt the United States can have, by the end of February or face a potential default, Fitch says.

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