U.S. budget deficit widens to $691B in first half of fiscal 2019

HALFWAY THROUGH fisacl 2019, the U.S. government is running a $691 billion deficit. ./ BLOOMBERG/AL DRAGO
NEW YORK - The United States budget deficit widened to $691 billion in the first half of fiscal 2019 as spending outpaced an increase in revenue, highlighting the continued fallout on the government debt from President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and the effects of an aging population. The budget gap increased 15 percent compared with…

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