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  • Seahawks Rout Bears 34-6

    hawks82214Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping the Seattle Seahawks rout the Chicago Bears 34-6 on Friday night. Already with a defense expected to be among the best in the NFL again, Wilson and the Seahawks can only hope the offensive efficiency of the past two weeks continues into the regular season.

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Revised Budget Deficit Forecast Spells Better News for Economy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_c1d8db78cf.jpgComstock Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Due to a stronger economy, less spending and a higher tax rate for the rich, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget predicted on Monday that the annual budget deficit will shrink to $759 billion by Sept.

30, the end of fiscal 2013.

Three months ago, the administration estimated a deficit $200 billion higher than the new projection.  If things continue at the current pace, the Congressional Budget Office has suggested the shortfall could drop to as low as $642 billion.

This certainly is better news for President Obama, considering the government has run a deficit of more than $1 trillion every year since he's taken office.

Of course, the sequester -- those deep automatic spending cuts that kicked in during the spring -- is making life more difficult, according to the White House.

Without the across-the board spending reductions, total economic growth for the year would be 2.6 percent, according to administration analysts.  If the cuts persist, however, growth will be closer to 2.4 percent.

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