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Government, Business

Trade Gap Widens in September; Business Equipment Orders Down Again

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The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened to a record in September while orders for business equipment declined for a second month, adding to signs that an escalating tariff war is starting to constrain economic growth.

Jenny Leonard Sarah Foster and Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2018
Government, Business

Record Imports Push US Trade Gap to $53.2 Billion in August

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WASHINGTON — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August.

Paul Wiseman | AP Economics Writer
October 5, 2018
Government, Logistics

US Trade Gap Narrows to Seven-Month Low on Record Exports

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The U.S. trade deficit narrowed to the lowest level since September as exports rose to a record, amid Trump administration tariffs and trade threats that risk hurting global commerce.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2018
Business, Logistics

US Goods-Trade Gap Widens to Four-Month High

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The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened to a four-month high as imports rose for the first time since April, according to preliminary figures released Oct. 26 by the Commerce Department. The report also showed inventories increased at wholesalers and fell at retailers.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017

US Trade Gap Widened by Less Than Forecast Ahead of Harvey

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The U.S. trade deficit widened less than forecast in July as rising energy and aircraft exports helped offset drops in shipments of autos and household goods, Commerce Department data showed Sept. 6.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
September 6, 2017

Trade Deficit Widens as Olympics Drive Imports Higher

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The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in August, as higher imports of capital goods and record purchases of services from abroad overshadowed a gain in exports.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2016

America’s Trade Deficit Narrowed in July More Than Forecast

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The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in July more than forecast as the value of shipments to overseas customers reached a 10-month high.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2016

Trade Gap Widens to Almost One-Year High of $44.5 Billion

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The U.S. trade deficit widened in June to an almost one-year high as the price of oil jumped and American companies imported more consumer goods.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 5, 2016

Trade Deficit Widened in May by Most in Nearly a Year

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The U.S. trade deficit widened in May by the most in nearly a year as exports fell and a pickup in domestic demand led to more imports of consumer goods and industrial materials.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2016

US Trade Deficit Narrows as Imports Slump Most in Seven Years

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America’s trade deficit shrank more than forecast in March as imports fell in percentage terms by the most in seven years and outpaced a decline in shipments overseas.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2016