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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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The figure was first cast to provide the missionary society with a substitute, but later for artists such as Picasso, who for a period had the work in his Cannes studio, and Henry Moore, who considered A'a so powerful that it was difficult to find anywhere in his house to put the work.
Lava flows with higher silica content than basalts give rise to blocky flows that are similar to a'a but lack spiny projections.
tan [theta] = AB/ A'A = d/R [multiplied by] [delta (difference)][theta] [varies] 1/R [multiplied by] [omega] [multiplied by] [delta (difference)]t [multiplied by] [pi]E [varies] K/R [multiplied by]
Removing its end letters leaves KAK, a bird; removing KAK leaves A'A, Hawaiian word for lava
Research indicates that the addition of organic material to the a'a lava and cinder that papaya is now grown in enables it to withstand disease.
French private equity firm PAI Partners said yesterday it is considering selling A'A its 50% stake in yoghurt maker Yoplait.
The Paris economic conference, which is A'a Palestinian interest,A' said Fayyad, A'can also have very clear political dimensions that should lead to an end to occupation.
h] (the identity matrix of dimension h) or to impose a length and orthogonality condition such as A'A = [I.
Under the headline, A'A new Israeli provocation,A' the paper wrote that the meeting and the allocation of money to turn East Jerusalem into a Jewish city A'shows that Israel has sealed shut the door to any effort to revive the peace process.
Al-Quds had a story on its front page on the meeting between Russian and American presidents with the headline: A'A US-Russian Deal to Depose Gaddafi in Exchange for Keeping al-Assad.