Stan­dard & Poor’€™s -€” the same rating agency that touted insur­ance giant AIG, Fannie Mae and sub­prime mortgage-​​backed secu­ri­ties before their col­lapses nearly sank the economy -€” is now taking heavy fire after down­grading U.S. credit, a move that drove mar­kets down sharply yesterday.

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