US trade gap widens 13.3 percent in July to $39.1 billion, fueled by record auto imports

  • by: MARTIN CRUTSINGER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 4, 2013 - 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit widened in July from a four-year low in June. American consumers bought more foreign cars and other imported goods, while U.S. companies exported fewer long-lasting manufactured goods.

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