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US Goods-Trade Gap Widens for Second Month to Highest This Year

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The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened for a second month to the highest level since a record in December as exports dipped. The goods-trade gap grew to $72.1 billion in April from $71.9 billion the month earlier, according to Commerce Department figures Thursday, slightly undershooting economist estimates for an increase in the deficit to $72.7 billion….

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