The trade deficit in the U.S. widened in February more than anticipated as imports climbed, adding to evidence of a rebound in economic growth.
The gap increased 7.4 percent to 39.7 billion from a revised $37 billion the prior month, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Imports climbed 1.7 percent as Americans bought more computers and televisions made abroad, while exports rose to the highest level since October 2008.
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