Financial Security Assurance Inc. is no longer on Standard & Poor's watch list because the bond insurer's proposed sale to Assured Guaranty Ltd. will probably extend past the normal time horizon for ratings watch, the rating agency said.

Standard & Poor's had placed FSA's AAA financial strength rating on CreditWatch negative in October, citing uncertainty over whether the insurer would continue to be supported by its parent, Dexia SA.

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