Government spending

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, during a hybrid hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous record, as the coronavirus pandemic shrank revenues and sent spending soaring. The Trump administration reported Friday, Oct. 16, that the deficit for the budget year that ended on Sept. 30 was three times the size of last year's deficit of $984 billion. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP, File)
October 16, 2020 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous record, as the coronavirus pandemic shrank revenues and sent spending soaring. The Trump administration reported Friday that the deficit for the budget year that...
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A new lighting system illuminates the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Ancient temples on the Acropolis are illuminated after a new lighting system was installed and launched. The lower-energy LED lighting fixtures will light up more parts of the ancient site and is also intended to reduce light pollution with better-targeted lighting. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
October 05, 2020 - 6:23 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s economy will contract by an estimated 8.2% this year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic before picking up next year, the government said Monday as it submitted its 2021 draft budget to parliament. The 2021 budget was “drawn up in an environment of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 30, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator holds a sign that reads "Defund the Police," during a protest march in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups, in New York. The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd spurred calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 01, 2020 - 1:01 pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest. A review by The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo, a firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif. This year's fires have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation's wildfire fighting forces to a degree that few past blazes did. And half of the fire season is yet to come. (AP Photo/Noah Berger,File)
September 17, 2020 - 10:19 am
Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire,...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a man wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus, waits to cross the street as a digital sign displays groups of people walking above another sign displaying the size of the national debt along an empty K Street in Washington. The U.S. budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3 trillion for the first 11 months of this budget year, the Treasury Department said Friday, Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 11, 2020 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3 trillion for the first 11 months of this budget year, the Treasury Department said Friday. The ocean of red ink is a product of the government's massive spending to try to cushion the impact of a coronavirus-fueled recession that...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., puts his face mask back on after speaking during a news conference of Senate Republican leadership, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 09, 2020 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republican senators made pessimistic predictions Wednesday about securing a bipartisan coronavirus relief package before the November election, signaling instead they will just try to pass legislation that would avoid a federal shutdown as lawmakers head home to campaign...
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People take elevators at a shopping building in Tokyo on Aug. 24, 2020. Japan’s economy shrank at a record, even worse rate in the April-June quarter than initially estimated. The Cabinet Office said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, Japan’s seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product contracted at an annualized rate of 28.1%, worse than the 27.8% figure given last month. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 07, 2020 - 9:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy shrank at a record, even worse rate in the April-June quarter than initially estimated. The Cabinet Office said Tuesday Japan’s seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product contracted at an annualized rate of 28.1%, worse than the 27.8% figure given last month. The...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during a sitting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the House of Commons Wednesday July 22, 2020 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 7:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s finance minister announced his resignation Monday amid reports of differences with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over government spending to protect the economy during the coronavrius pandemic. Bill Morneau said he is leaving politics and has put his name forward as a...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, a security person wears a mask as he checks vehicles entering a compound for Saudi Aramco in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco's net income plunged by 50% in the first half of the year, according to figures published Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, offering a revealing glimpse into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one of the world's biggest oil producers. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
August 09, 2020 - 4:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Aramco's net income plunged by 50% in the first half of the year, according to figures published Sunday, offering a revealing glimpse into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one of the world's biggest oil producers. Profits for the first six months of...
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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Major Asian stock markets declined Wednesday amid investor concern about U.S. stimulus spending and a trade agreement with Beijing. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 04, 2020 - 10:42 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets declined Wednesday amid investor concern about U.S. stimulus spending and a trade agreement with Beijing. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined. Investors are watching the stalemate among U.S. legislators over employment...
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