U.S. trade gap with China shrank in March to lowest since 2016

THE OVERALL U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened 0.7% to $72.4 billion in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN
THE OVERALL U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened 0.7% to $72.4 billion in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN
NEW YORK – The United States trade deficit with China decreased to the narrowest in almost three years as imports slowed and exports advanced, offering President Donald Trump a chance to claim his tariff war is yielding the desired results just as negotiations reach a critical stage. The merchandise gap with China shrank to $28.3 billion in…

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