There’s some rare good news expected for the finances of the federal government this afternoon. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the Treasury will report a $112 billion surplus for the month of April. So far in 2013, the federal government is running a deficit $230 billion less than it was last year.
Chris Low chief economist at FTN Financial explains how this is possible.
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