Financial troubles at Lehman Brothers led Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings yesterday to place a prepaid gas revenue bond issue linked to the bank on negative watch.

The rating agencies took the action on Georgia's Main Street Natural Gas, Inc. Series 2008A bonds, which are rated A by Standard & Poor's and A-plus by Fitch. The action followed the rating agencies' decisions Tuesday to place Lehman Brothers' ratings on negative watch amid questions about the bank's capital-raising ability.

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