Trade gap in U.S. widened in July from almost four-year low

The U.S. trade deficit increased 13.3 percent in June, as Americans imported a record number of automobiles and more fuel. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID RAMOS
The U.S. trade deficit increased 13.3 percent in June, as Americans imported a record number of automobiles and more fuel. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID RAMOS
WASHINGTON – The trade deficit in the United States widened in July from an almost four-year low as imports rebounded and exports cooled. The gap increased 13.3 percent to $39.1 billion from $34.5 billion in June, a shortfall that was the smallest since October 2009, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday in Washington. The median forecast…

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