04/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Buffett's Berkshire Stripped Of Triple-A Rating

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was stripped of its 'AAA' credit rating by Fitch, barely hours after S&P cut General Electric Co's top-tier rating, as the global financial crisis pummels America's corporate titans.

Citing concerns about Berkshire's equity and derivatives investments, as well as Buffett's tight grip on the company, ratings agency Fitch cut the insurance and investment company's issuer default rating by one notch to 'AA+'.

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