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U.S. Deficit Up for First Time Since 2009 on Spending Surge

The U.S. budget deficit as a share of the economy widened for the first time in seven years, marking a turning point in the nation's fiscal outlook as an aging population boosts government spending and debt....Debt levels are seen rising under both U.S. election candidates. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's spending proposals include $275 billion for infrastructure and $350 billion on making college more affordable.
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