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Biden officials reject Moody’s shift to ‘negative’ outlook, point to Republican ‘dysfunction’ – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Top Biden administration officials on Friday rejected a decision by Moody’s ratings agency to downgrade its US economic outlook to negative from stable, calling the shift a reflection of what they called “extremism and dysfunction” among congressional Republicans.
“While the statement by Moody’s maintains the United States’ AAA rating, we disagree with the shift to a negative outlook.TheAmerican economy remains strong, and Treasury securities are the world’s preeminent safe and liquid asset,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said in a statement.
White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said the change was “yet another consequence of congressional Republican extremism and dysfunction.”

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