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U.S. trade gap narrows to lowest level in 5 months

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 6, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit fell in June to its lowest level since January as imports dropped sharply, led by lower shipments of cellphones, petroleum, and cars.

The trade deficit fell 7 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted $41.5 billion, from $44.7 billion in May, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Exports rose 0.1 percent to $195.9 billion, a record high. Imports fell 1.2 percent, the most in a year, to $237.4 billion.

Read Thursday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.


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