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AA

The second-highest bond rating by S&P and Fitch. AA is subdivided (in decreasing order) into AA+, AA, and AA-. Bonds with AA ratings are investment-grade, meaning that banks are allowed to hold them. AA bonds are low-risk and low-return. The rating is equivalent to an Aa rating by Moody's.

AA

A grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a very strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. Such a rating indicates only slightly lower quality than the top rating of AAA. Also called Aa.
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Francesco I (Papa), Allocutio Ad Omnes Participes Tribunalis Romanae Rotae (24 gennaio 2014), AAS 106 (2014) 89-90.
Quanto aos criterios de inclusao, os sujeitos deveriam ter idade minima de 21 anos; perda auditiva neurossensorial de grau leve a profundo bilateral pos-lingual; serem usuarios de AAS com, no minimo, tres meses de adaptacao e sem experiencias anteriores com protese auditiva; terem adquirido o AAS no HCRP, pelo Programa de Atencao a Saude Auditiva, de acordo com as Portarias SAS-MS no.
As it is for other companies offering conventional AAS options, self-funded developments are a major gamble.
Much of this simply comes down to the work that AAS carries out at a local level.
He said several AAS affiliates hiding in rural areas are currently being tracked.
To support the new ownership structure, the shareholders in AAS have executed an agreement that provides a framework for the ongoing governance of AAS, confirms Anglo American's ability to control the company, and provides for board representation and participation in certain decisions by the Codelco-Mitsui joint venture and by Mitsubishi.
En principio, ello indica que los morteros AAS pueden estar presentando pasivacion igual que en el caso contrario a los 42 dias, que el potencial tiende a mantenerse, por lo que todos estan por debajo de los 350 mV, lo que indica estan en el 90% de probabilidad de corrosion.
Frank Arrindell, President and Owner of AAS, also commented: "I am proud that our 25 years of hard work and dedication to providing our customers with very personalised service has brought us to a level where we can join forces with the industry leader.
Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said, "The terms of the transaction completed with Mitsubishi highlight the inherent value of AAS as a world class, tier one copper business with extensive reserves and resources and significant further growth options from its exploration discoveries, valuing 100 per cent of AAS at $22 billion.
Annual AAS Rocky Mountain Guidance and Control Conference (33d: 2010: Breckenridge, Colorado) Ed.
A contradiction thus exists between the athletes' reasons for not using AAS and the athletes' reasons for using other substances.
Total iron concentration (mg/L), defined by AAS, did not differ by material surrounding the base, tubewell colour, sediment in the water, or reported presence of arsenic (p>0.