U.S. government deficit above expectations in Oct.
The federal government ran a $100.5 billion deficit in October, the Treasury Department reported Tuesday.
Economists polled by IFR Markets predicted a $98.0 billion deficit.
In October 2017, the government ran a $63.2 billion deficit.
Outlays in October totaled $353.183 billion. Receipts totaled $252.692 billion.
In September, the government ran a $119.1 billion surplus.
The fiscal year begins in October.