Trade gap shrinks slightly

11/20/2002 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

The September trade deficit dipped 0.7% to $38.03 billion, down from $38.28 billion in August, the Commerce Department said. The trade gap is still the second highest on record and was worse than economists forecasted. A separate Labor Department report shows higher energy costs contributed to the 0.3% rise in consumer prices.

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