US budget deficit widens in May to total $626.3B through first 8 months, down from last year

  • Article by: MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer
  • Updated: June 12, 2013 - 8:41 PM

WASHINGTON — The government reported Wednesday that the U.S. budget deficit widened in May by $139 billion. But the annual deficit stayed on track to finish below $1 trillion for the first time since 2008.

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