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  1. federal government agencies. Bloomberg Government's analysis shows that fiscal year 2018 marked the third straight year of federal contract spending growth, with $559 billion ...

  2. US construction spending drops 1.3% in June

    Associated Press via Yahoo FinanceAug 01 14:20 PM

    Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in June by the largest amount in seven months, reflecting weakness in home building, nonresidential construction and the largest drop in government ...

  3. What the Fed’s Rate Cut Means for the National Debt

    The Fiscal Times via Yahoo FinanceJul 31 22:32 PM

    The rate-setting Federal Open Markets Committee said in its statement that the job market remains strong and that economic growth is likely to continue, but uncertainties cloud the outlook ...

  4. U.S. budget deficit widens; spending up on health, military

    Reuters via Yahoo FinanceAug 12 18:13 PM

    The Treasury Department said federal spending in July was $371 billion, up 23% from the same month in 2018, while receipts were $251 billion, up 12% compared with July 2018. Increased ...

  5. As anticipated, the Federal Reserve has cut the federal funds target rate by a quarter-point to 2-2.25% this time. It is rather aimed at sustaining the record long economic expansion ...

  6. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fiction on gun violence, economy

    Associated Press via Yahoo FinanceAug 10 11:19 AM

    Escalating a potentially devastating trade war with China, Trump exaggerated the benefits of tariffs and sought unfairly to fault the Federal Reserve for any weakness in the U.S. economy ...

  7. U.S. Budget Deficit Already Exceeds Last Year’s Total Figure

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceAug 12 18:00 PM

    Republican tax cuts, increased federal spending and an aging population have contributed to the fiscal strains, though the GOP says tax reform enacted last year will spur economic ...

  8. A $50 Million Fight Over Gun Research Funding

    The Fiscal Times via Yahoo FinanceAug 09 21:33 PM

    The Democratic-led House has already passed a spending bill that would provide $50 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the...decades that Congress has designated ...

  9. The US Federal Reserve is expected to cut the target interest rate on Wednesday for the first time since the global financial crisis a decade ago. While the Fed prepares to flood the ...

  10. The Bond Markets Are Begging for Infrastructure Spending

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceAug 13 10:00 AM

    Germany’s Finance Ministry quickly dashed hopes of widespread fiscal spending, commenting publicly that no decision has been made on giving up on a balanced budget.