Trade Deficit NPR's Jack Speer reports the nation's foreign trade deficit declined slightly in November. The difference between what U-S companies shipped abroad and what foreign firms sent to the U-S fell for a second straight month. The trade deficit remains near a historical record high though, and as the economy shows signs of weakening analysts are expressing concerns about what the high trade deficit might mean for the economy.

Trade Deficit

Trade Deficit

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NPR's Jack Speer reports the nation's foreign trade deficit declined slightly in November. The difference between what U-S companies shipped abroad and what foreign firms sent to the U-S fell for a second straight month. The trade deficit remains near a historical record high though, and as the economy shows signs of weakening analysts are expressing concerns about what the high trade deficit might mean for the economy.