• Risky driving: US traffic deaths up despite virus lockdowns

    9 days ago - By Chron

    DETROIT - The number of people killed on the nation's highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 in the same period of 2019. Final statistics for the full year won't come out until fall.
    Authorities blamed the increase on risky driving behavior that developed when there were few vehicles on the road early in the pandemic.
    “Preliminary data tells us...
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  • U.S. budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

    9 days ago - By Finance Commerce

    The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that, three months into the budget year, the deficit was $216.3 billion higher than the same October-December period a year ago.
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  • US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

    US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

    9 days ago - By Stl Today

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government's deficit in the first three months of the budget year was a record-breaking $572.9 billion, 60.7% higher than the same period a year ago, as spending to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic pushed outlays...
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  • Alert: Treasury Department says US budget deficit rose 60.7% in first three months of budget year to record of $572.9 billion

    9 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - Treasury Department says US budget deficit rose 60.7% in first three months of budget year to record of $572.9 billion.
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  • US budget deficit up 60.7% in first 3 months of budget year

    9 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government's deficit in the first three months of the budget year was a record-breaking $572.9 billion, 60.7% higher than the same period a year ago, as spending to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic pushed outlays up while revenue declined.
    The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that with three months gone in the budget year, the deficit was $216.3 billion higher than the same October-December period a year ago.
    The deficit, the shortfall between what the government collects in taxes and what it spends, reflects an 18.3% jump in outlays to $1.38 trillion, a record...
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