U.S. trade gap hits seven-month high amid expanding tariff war

THE U.S. TRADE DEFICIT 1.3 percent from the prior month to $54 billion in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE
THE U.S. TRADE DEFICIT 1.3 percent from the prior month to $54 billion in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE
NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened more than forecast in September to a seven-month high as imports expanded and the merchandise gap with China hit a record amid an escalating tariff war. The gap for goods and services increased 1.3 percent from the prior month to $54 billion, Commerce Department data showed Friday.…

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