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US trade deficit widens to $39.1 billion in July

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in July from a four-year low in June. American consumers bought more foreign cars and other imported goods, while U.S. companies exported fewer long-lasting manufactured goods. The rise in imports points to resilient consumer spending, which drives 70 percent of economic activity. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the trade gap...