Triple AAA Companies? Not So Much . . .

Interesting graphic from the NYT today:

Over the last three decades, fewer and fewer American nonfinancial companies have received Standard & Poor’s highest rating for long-term debt. Only four now hold that distinction: Automatic Data Processing, Exxon Mobil, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft. Here are Standard & Poor’s long-term debt ratings of companies in the S.& P. 500-stock index, which includes most of the country’s largest companies.

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