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Keep It in Perspective

A lot of folks seem to be blowing their cool in the debate over the reinsurance “scandal” at American International Group (NYSE: AIG). Not least the rating agencies. Fitch, the quickest jackrabbit out of the box, downgraded the giant insurer to AA+ (still the agency’s second-highest rank) after AIG’s board kicked CEO Hank Greenberg upstairs as “nonexecutive chairman” and forced CFO Howard I. Smith to go on “leave.”