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The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

CBO: US Set For Narrowest Budget Gap Since 2008

The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

05/12/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the National Action Network's annual King Day Breakfast, at The Mayflower Hotel, on Jan. 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sharpton: ‘We Had Full Employment In The Black Community During Slavery’

Al Sharpton said that the last time African-Americans were fully employed was during slavery.

02/19/2014

But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.
(credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

CBO: Health Care Website Woes Will Reduce Enrollment For 2 Million Americans

Budget experts for Congress say fewer uninsured people than expected will get covered this year through President Barack Obama’s health care law.

02/04/2014

A new report released Tuesday says the government's budget deficit is set to fall to $514 billion for the current year, down substantially from last year and the lowest by far since President Barack Obama took office five years ago. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov’t Report: Budget Deficit Will Drop To $514 Billion, Lowest In Obama Presidency

A new report released Tuesday says the government’s budget deficit is set to fall to $514 billion for the current year, down substantially from last year and the lowest by far since President Barack Obama took office five years ago.

02/04/2014

A new government study says that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their inexorable growth. The long-term pressures promise to quickly reverse recent improvements in the deficit. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Study: Current Federal Government Growth Will Overwhelm Long-Term US Budget

A new government study says that federal health care and retirement programs threaten to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their inexorable growth. The long-term pressures promise to quickly reverse recent improvements in the deficit.

09/17/2013

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