The delay in the US government's efforts to raise its debt ceiling now means it holds less cash on its balance sheet than tech giant Apple.
As of 27 July, the US government had a total operating balance of $73.8bn, according to figures released by the US Treasury. Apple's financial results for the quarter ending 25 June show its own cash...
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