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Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:00 am
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

When Standard and Poor’s downgraded the United States’ credit rating on Aug. 5, many analysts expected Uncle Sam’s borrowing costs to rise sharply. That hasn’t happened in the short term, though it’s still a possibility in the longer term. The yield on the 10-year Treasury recently fell below 2 percent (as a point of reference, it was