Government debt

November 21, 2019 - 9:32 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government has pledged to exceed the strict surplus targets demanded by its former bailout lenders for this year and next. In the 2020 budget submitted to Parliament Thursday, the government says it will outperform its primary surplus target— the annual balance...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies to the House Budget Committee, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 14, 2019 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday urged Congress to tackle the growing budget deficit but also underscored the current health of the nation’s economy. Powell’s testimony before the House Budget Committee came a day after he told Congress’ Joint Economic Committee...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies to the House Budget Committee, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 14, 2019 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday urged Congress to tackle the growing budget deficit but also underscored the current health of the nation’s economy. Powell’s testimony before the House Budget Committee came a day after he told Congress’ Joint Economic Committee...
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FILE - This June 12, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for August. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 13, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit last month...
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Republican presidential candidate former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks during a news conference in front of the Statehouse, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Concord, N.H., where he announced he is ending his longshot 2020 presidential bid. Sanford centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he struggled to gain traction since announcing his run in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 12, 2019 - 2:41 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire...
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Republican presidential candidate former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford holds a large check representing the national debt as he holds a news conference in front of the Statehouse, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Concord, N.H. Sanford announced he is ending his longshot 2020 presidential bid. Sanford centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he struggled to gain traction since announcing his run in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 12, 2019 - 1:03 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it impossible for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, smiles as he talks with customers at the Puritan Backroom restaurant, during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. Sanford is ending his longshot 2020 presidential bid. The former South Carolina governor and congressman centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he struggled to gain traction since announcing his run in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it impossible for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, smiles as he talks with customers at the Puritan Backroom restaurant, during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. Sanford is ending his longshot 2020 presidential bid. The former South Carolina governor and congressman centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he struggled to gain traction since announcing his run in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 12, 2019 - 12:19 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Mark Sanford says he is ending his longshot 2020 presidential bid. The former South Carolina governor and congressman centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he has struggled to gain traction since...
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November 12, 2019 - 12:17 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Mark Sanford says he is ending his longshot 2020 presidential bid. The former South Carolina governor and congressman centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he struggled to gain traction since...
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This Sept. 18, 2019, photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year is expected to have soared to near $1 trillion, up more than $200 billion from last year and the largest such gap in seven years. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 25, 2019 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration reported a river of red ink Friday. The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged 26% from 2018 to $984.4 billion — its highest point in seven years. The gap is widely expected to top $1 trillion in the current budget year and likely remain there for...
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