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U.S. debt jumps a record $328 billion — tops $17 trillion for first time
Posted By admin On October 19, 2013 @ 6:55 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled
Washington Times 
October 19, 2013
U.S. debt jumped a record $328 billion on Thursday, the first day the federal government was able to borrow money under the deal President Obama and Congress sealed this week.
The debt now equals $17.075 trillion, according to figures the Treasury Department posted online on Friday.
The $328 billion increase shattered the previous high of $238 billion set two years ago.
The giant jump comes because the government was replenishing its stock of “extraordinary measures” — the federal funds it borrowed from over the last five months as it tried to avoid bumping into the debt ceiling.
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