U.S. Trade Deficit Widened in August (MarketWatch)
The Commerce Department reported that the U.S. trade deficit rose to $38.8 billion, lower than economists??? expectations. Although exports rose, imported oil prices also rose in the same time period. ???Sales in the U.S. are not growing fast enough to suck in imports; at the same time, foreign economies are not growing fast enough to absorb more U.S.-made goods — the net result is a very bland trade picture,??? said Michael Montgomery of IHS Global Insight.