US closes mostly lower after new budget deficit reveal

Monday, 12. April 2021 22:00

Major stock markets in the United States closed mostly lower on Monday after the Bureau of Fiscal Service's latest Monthly Treasury Statement revealed the country's budget deficit stood at $660 billion in March. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren noted the labor-market slack was still significant amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the White House predicted a modest rise in inflation over the next several months.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.16% lower as Intel Corporation declined by 4.18%. The Nasdaq 100 fell by 0.19%, with Group Limited going down by 5.40%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 stood flat.

The euro gained 0.06% to the dollar to sell for $1.19076 at 3:57 pm ET.

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