U.S. federal budget balance -36.9B vs. -78.0B forecast
The U.S. federal budget balance rose more-than-expected last month, official data showed on Thursday.

In a report, Department of the Treasury said that U.S. federal budget balance rose to a seasonally adjusted -36.9B, from -193.5B in the preceding month.

Analysts had expected U.S. federal budget balance to rise to -78.0B last month.