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Deficits/Debt

What could the coronavirus bailout mean for debt?

What the $2 trillion coronavirus bailout is really going to cost “Economists tell us that there is no such thing as a free lunch — that you must always give more...

How is Debt Adding to Market Uncertainty?

''It's Not The Coronavirus, But The Debt That Will Kill The Economy The coronavirus pandemic in combination with the collapse in oil prices are the pins that pricked this bubble, more...

How did the budget deficit move in 2019?

“Budget Deficit Topped $1 Trillion in 2019 The budget gap widened despite a growing economy, hitting its highest level since 2012. The federal budget deficit surpassed $1 trillion in 2019, more...

How much has the U.S. Budget Deficit Increased this Year?

''US budget deficit jumps 23% through June The U.S. budget deficit increased by $140 billion during the first nine months of this budget year to $747.1 billion as more...

What has the budget deficit been at recently?

''U.S. Runs Largest Monthly Budget Deficit on Record in February The numbers: The federal government ran a budget deficit of $234 billion in February, the Treasury Department reported on more...

Is the Fiscal Outlook Good for the U.S.?

''The fiscal outlook for the United States "is not good," according to Goldman Sachs, and could pose a threat to the country's economic security during the next recession. According to more...

How big is the Federal Debt?

''The official federal debt will soon cross the $20 trillion mark for the first time in American history. That's six times the federal government's annual income. While the official debt more...

Can the national debt and deficits ever be paid off?

''From the nation's 18th-century founding until 1971, the dollar was defined as a weight of gold or silver. Americans did business with paper, of course. But these commercial bills and more...

Is the government’s historic deficit spending a fait accompli?

''Ahead of Nov. 5, many Republicans said they would want to secure reductions in federal spending in exchange for voting to raise the debt limit, now at $18.1 trillion.more...

Will the war against ISIS create even larger budget deficits?

''It appears that we're in an aerial war against ISIS.  This will be extremely expensive and will create even larger budget deficits.  Washington has an election coming up more...

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