Trade Deficit NPR's John Ydstie reports the nation's trade deficit with the rest of the world increased to a record 24-point-6-billion dollars in June. The Commerce Department report shows a 16-percent increase from the previous month as imports soared and exports held steady. While the trade gap is headed for a new record this year, recovering overseas economies may soon increase demand for US goods.
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Trade Deficit

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Trade Deficit

Trade Deficit

Trade Deficit

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NPR's John Ydstie reports the nation's trade deficit with the rest of the world increased to a record 24-point-6-billion dollars in June. The Commerce Department report shows a 16-percent increase from the previous month as imports soared and exports held steady. While the trade gap is headed for a new record this year, recovering overseas economies may soon increase demand for US goods.