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U.S. Trade Deficit Widened in November, Sharp Economic Slowdown in 2012 Fourth Quarter

The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in November due to a surge in imports, pointing to a sharp slowdown in economic growth during the last three months of 2012.

Still, the trade gap's growth was driven by imports of consumer goods, a potentially positive sign for household spending if the gains in imports were not a one-time rebound following a disruptive storm.

Source: Reuters. Read full article. (link)

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