SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. trade deficit fell in September after hitting a 14-year high the previous month as exports outpaced imports.
The gap between what the U.S. sells and what it buys abroad fell to $63.9 billion in September, a decline of 4.7%, from a $67 billion deficit in August, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. September exports rose 2.6% to $176.4 billion, while imports ticked up 0.5% to $240.2 billion.
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