Bloomberg by the Numbers: $260 Million

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Last month, the government’s budget deficit was the best December monthly total since 2007.

That was the U.S. budget deficit last month, the government’s best December monthly total since 2007.

The deficit fell from $86 billion in December 2011, according to data from the Treasury Department. The government had a $48.3 billion surplus in December 2007.

The year-to-date deficit for fiscal 2013 is $292.3 billion, following deficits of $120 billion in October and $172.1 billion in November. The fiscal year began Oct. 1.

Bloomberg News reporter Meera Louis has more here.

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