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Government budget deficits
March 11, 2020
US budget deficit up 14.8% for first 5 months of fiscal year
The U.S. budget deficit through the first five months of this budget year is up 14.8% from the same period a year ago, ...
February 23, 2020
'Promises kept' mantra doesn't always match Trump's reality
“It's been three years of promises made and promises kept, but we’re just getting started, (insert state here)." That line ...
February 12, 2020
US on track for first $1 trillion budget deficit since 2012
The U.S. budget deficit through the first four months of this budget year is up 19% from the same period a year ago, putting ...
February 10, 2020
Trump budget to face skepticism, overwhelming politics
Confronted with the threat of trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as the eye can see, President Donald Trump is offering ...
January 28, 2020
Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy
An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this ...
January 22, 2020
Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in future
President Donald Trump appeared to suggest in a television interview Wednesday that he’s willing to consider entitlement cuts ...
January 17, 2020
US Treasury announces it will begin selling new 20-year bond
The U.S. Treasury, faced with financing budget deficits topping $1 trillion annually, is introducing a new 20-year bond.
January 13, 2020
US budget deficit running 11.8% higher this year
The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% from the same period a year ago, ...
December 11, 2019
US budget deficit rises to $209 billion in November
The U.S. budget deficit rose by 2% last month to $209 billion, another step in a journey back toward $1 trillion-a-year ...
December 09, 2019
Saudi Arabia's deficit widens to $49B ahead of Aramco sale
Saudi Arabia will reduce spending in 2020 as the budget deficit widens to $49 billion amid sluggish oil prices and deeper ...
November 29, 2019
Alaska governor marks 1st year in office amid turmoil
Last December, poor weather scrambled Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s inaugural plans, a bumpy start to a turbulent year marked ...
November 14, 2019
Powell urges Congress to tackle growing budget deficit
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday urged Congress to tackle the growing budget deficit but also underscored ...
November 13, 2019
US budget deficit surges to $134.5 billion in October
The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year ...
October 26, 2019
US deficit hits nearly $1 trillion. When will it matter?
The Trump administration reported a river of red ink Friday. The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged 26% from ...
October 08, 2019
Budget office estimates US deficit just under $1 trillion
The government ran a budget deficit of just under $1 trillion in the just-closed fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Office ...
October 05, 2019
A look at the issues in Portugal's general election
A frequent question asked in Portugal ahead of Sunday's general election is not whether the incumbent Socialist Party will ...
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