Trade Deficit in U.S. Rises More Than Anticipated on Imports

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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Dean Popplewell

Dean Popplewell

Vice-President of Market Analysis at MarketPulse
Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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