Apr 13, 2021
A new all-time high for the budget deficit
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Economists say there's nothing inherently wrong with the federal government spending more than it has, given its borrowing power and this pandemic emergency. But we do watch the size of the deficit. Plus, what to expect from big banks reporting their latest quarterly results this week. And, if you're on the hunt for a new bike this spring, expect to pay more.
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U.S. budget deficit climbs to record $1.7 trillion this year
Marketplace's Nova Safo has more.
A strong stock market is giving banks a boost at the moment.
Bikes and parts could cost 15% to 25% more — if there's even inventory to sell, that is.
David Brancaccio Host
Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director
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