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Treasury To Make First Paydown On National Debt In 6 Years

Apr 30, 2013 (Morning Edition) — The federal government says it will pay down $35 billion of the national debt this quarter. It's a reversal of an earlier prediction that the government would add more than $100 billion in debt during the second quarter of 2013. Economists say the payment was made possible by spending cuts and higher tax revenues.

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