Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it lowered its long-term rating and underlying rating to BBB-minus from BBB on the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority's $15.59 million series 2000 and $4.63 million series 2002 bonds, issued for Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center Inc.

At the same time, Standard & Poor's lowered its AA/A-1 rating to AA-minus/A-1 on the Barber Center's series 2002 bonds based on the application of joint criteria assuming medium correlation.

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