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US budget deficit grows by $260M in December

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. annual budget deficit is on track to reach $1 trillion for a fifth straight year, though government revenue jumped last month as people paid some taxes early to avoid higher rates in 2013. The Treasury Department says the federal deficit grew just $260 million in December. But for the first three months of the budget year, the deficit is now $292 billion. In...