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October 24, 2011 04:53

Another U.S. Sovereign Downgrade Likely By 2011 Year End, Says Merrill

If the “super committee”, the bipartisan congressional committee formed to address the U.S. deficit, fails to agree on a plan by November 23, $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, mostly in discretionary spending will be triggered, beginning in 2013, which would negatively impact the already fragile U.S. economy, says Merrill. The bank also cut its 2012 and 2013 U.S. GDP forecast to 1.8% to 1.4% respectively.