U.S. goods trade deficit widens to 5-month high in June

THE U.S. trade gap with China increased from $30.1 to $30.2 billion in June, seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE
THE U.S. trade gap with China increased from $30.1 to $30.2 billion in June, seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE
WASHINGTON – America’s merchandise trade deficit with China widened slightly in June to a five-month high, government figures showed Friday, a day after President Donald Trump threatened to ratchet up tariffs on a slew of additional imports from the Asian nation. The gap stood at a seasonally adjusted $30.2 billion after $30.1 billion a month…

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