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Budget Deficit to Break $1 Trillion Despite Strong Economy

WASHINGTON — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy. “As a result of those deficits, federal debt would rise each year, reaching a percentag...
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Debate Takeaways: Democratic Divisions Intensify

DETROIT — From the beginning, Joe Biden knew he would take heat at Wednesday's presidential debate. He was right — but he was not alone. The evening marked some of the toughest attacks California Sen. Ka...
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How to Help Small Business Owners Afford Health Care

Alma Beltran owns a successful small business, but that doesn’t mean she can afford health care for herself and her family. Opinion  Mark Herbert Special to CALmatters In fact, the Chula Vista entrepreneur, who is president of Graphic Ima...