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Despite benefits boost, feds post $100 million deficit through four months

OTTAWA- The federal Finance Department says the government ran a $100-million deficit through the first four months of the current fiscal year, a significant decline from the same period last year. Between April and July 2016, the Liberals had posted a deficit of $2.8 billion. The government’s monthly fiscal monitor says ...

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NewsAlert: Ottawa says federal deficit for 2016 17 was $17.8 billion

OTTAWA- The federal Finance Department says the government ran a smaller deficit than it was expecting in the spring budget. Ottawa ended its 2016-17 fiscal year with a deficit of $17.8 billion. That compared with a $23-billion deficit that was forecast in the spring budget. Government revenues were down $2.0 ...

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Century old $5 bill sold at auction for $11,000 

FORT MYERS, Fla. -Money may not grow on trees, but its value can grow. That was evidenced last week by a $5 bill issued almost 100 years ago by a Florida bank that was sold at auction for more than $11,000. The News-Press in Fort Myers reports that the auction ...

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