U.S. government posts surplus in Jan.

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The federal government ran an $8.7 billion surplus in January, the Treasury Department reported Tuesday.

In January 2018, the government ran a $49.2 billion surplus.

Outlays in January totaled $331.297 billion. Receipts totaled $339.980 billion.

Year-to-date, the government had a $310.250 billion deficit, compared to a $175.716 billion deficit for fiscal 2018.

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