Citing economic factors, two municipal bond rating agencies lowered their assessments of New Hampshire's more than $500 million of outstanding general obligation debt yesterday.

Fitch Investors Service dropped its AA-plus rating on New Hampshire bonds to AA, while Moody's Investors Service lowered its rating on New Hampshire's $566 million in outstanding general obligation bonds to Aa from Aa1. Standard & Poor's Corp., meanwhile, affirmed its AA rating.

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