U.S. budget deficit

U.S. Budget Deficit Reaches $172 Billion in November

The U.S. federal government's budget deficit widened in November compared to October, a sign that the nation is on a path to its fifth straight $1 trillion-plus deficit. The budget gap rose to $172 billion in November, up from $120 billion in October, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.

Why Washington Gridlock is Overrated

Apparently, lots of voters think it's healthy for the neither party to have the votes in Congress to impose its will. But investors need to keep in mind the giant problems that need solving and that can get solved only if the Democrats and Republicans somehow learn to work together.