US Budget Deficit Widened, in November

WASHINGTON, Safar 28, 1437, December 10, 2015, SPA — The federal budget deficit widened in November, driven by higher spending in such areas as Social Security, Medicare and defense, AP reported.

The Treasury Department says the November deficit climbed to $64.6 billion, up 13.6 percent from a year ago. For the first two months of the budget year that began on Oct. 1, the deficit totals $201.1 billion, a 12.6 percent jump from a year ago.
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