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U.S. trade deficit falls slightly in April

May 30, 2018

The numbers: An early look at U.S. trade patterns in April showed a small drop in the nation’s trade deficit, perhaps another small sign that the economy will grow faster in the second quarter.

The trade gap in goods — services are excluded — fell 0.6% to $68.2 billion from $68.6, the government said Wednesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a $71 billion shortfall.

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