WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's Corp. on Friday revised from stable to negative its rating outlook for the District of Columbia, citing "acute budget stress" that is expected to continue through the end of fiscal 1995.

The negative outlook means the district's credit rating could change within one to three years, said Kathleen Quail, a director in the Standard & Poor's municipal finance department. "But the rating of the district is under continuous review," Quail said.

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