5-month deficit total down 23.6%

U.S. budget red ink for February put at $193.5 billion

Posted: March 14, 2014 at 4:12 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is running a deficit through the first five months of this budget year that is 23.6 percent lower than in the same period a year ago, another sign of improvement in the nation’s finances.

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