Tariffs bite U.S. economy as trade gap widens, orders slow

THE U.S. MERCHANDISE-TRADE deficit widened to a record in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN
THE U.S. MERCHANDISE-TRADE deficit widened to a record in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN
NEW YORK - The United States 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. The gap in goods trade rose to $76 billion from $75.5 billion as gains in imports outpaced exports,…

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