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WASHINGTON | Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

WASHINGTON — Record imports in October drove the U.S. trade deficit to the highest level in a decade. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between the United States sells and what it buys from foreign countries hit $55.5 billion in October, the fifth straight increase and highest since October 2008. The politically sensitive … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

WASHINGTON | US trade gap grew to $54 billion in September

WASHINGTON — Record imports expanded the U.S. trade deficit for the fourth straight month in September, as the politically sensitive trade deficit in goods with China hit a record. The Commerce Department said Friday that the gap between what America sells and what it buys abroad climbed to $54 billion, up 1.3 percent from $53.3 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US trade gap grew to $54 billion in September