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4:15 pm, November 20, 2014

Never mind sequestration, Pentagon to seek budget boost in 2016

The Defense Department already had telegraphed that it would request more money than sequestration allows for in 2016. But the military's top officer said Wednesday that new missions involving Ebola, the Islamic State and Russia likely will push DoD's funding request even higher. DoD asks Congress for $535 billion in its base budget for 2016 -- $35 billion more than what's allowed under sequestration.

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Nov 19, 2014 Close Change YTD
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L 2020 22.8760 -0.03 4.51%
L 2030 24.7857 -0.05 5.12%
L 2040 26.3523 -0.06 5.53%
L 2050 14.9579 -0.04 5.73%
G Fund 14.5823 0.00 1.95%
F Fund 16.6319 -0.02 5.73%
C Fund 26.9676 -0.04 11.06%
S Fund 35.4849 -0.22 5.34%
I Fund 24.9943 -0.07 (1.69%)
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