Debt And Bond Markets

CBO: Federal budget deficit rises to $668 billion

Oct 6, 2017

Federal government ran a $668 billion budget deficit for the just-completed 2017 fiscal year

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower; Nasdaq climbs

Oct 6, 2017

Stocks are ending mostly lower, ending the longest winning streak in four years for the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

Trump promises massive tax cut but the poor would get little

Oct 6, 2017

President Donald Trump promised Americans 'the largest tax cut in our country's history,' but there's not much in Trump's plan to help low-income households

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 has longest win streak in 4 years

Oct 5, 2017

Solid gains for big technology companies helped push stocks higher on Wall Street, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its longest winning streak in four years.

House passes GOP budget in key step for upcoming tax debate

Oct 5, 2017

The House has approved a $4.1 trillion budget plan that takes a critical step forward in the GOP drive to rewrite the tax code later this year

Puerto Rico bonds sink; White House says no debt bailout

Oct 4, 2017

President Donald Trump has shaken up Puerto Rico's bond market with talk of wiping out the U.S. territory's debt but his budget director dismisses the idea of a bailout for the hurricane-devastated island

GOP budgets to permit first steps on tax overhauls

Oct 4, 2017

Capitol Hill Republicans are advancing budget plans through the House and Senate that promise slashing cuts to social programs but whose real purpose is to grease the skids for an overhaul of the tax code that would add up to $1.5 trillion to U.S. debt

GOP panel chief not saying yet if tax cuts retroactive

Oct 2, 2017

One of the chief architects of the sweeping tax revamp proposed by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans isn't yet saying whether promised cuts under the plan would be dated back to the start of the year.

Markets Right Now: Stocks close higher on Wall Street

Sep 28, 2017

Health care companies led U.S. indexes slightly higher on Wall Street, and small-company stocks continued their record-setting run.

$5 trillion question for Trump tax plan: How to pay for it?

Sep 28, 2017

The $5 trillion question for Trump tax plan: How exactly do you pay for it?

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