Dayton Daily News: Trade deficit sours; lawmakers says Ohio workers threatened by cheap imports

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Dayton Daily News: Trade deficit sours; lawmakers says Ohio workers threatened by cheap imports

The U.S. trade deficit jumped in October, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Tuesday as Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman both testified before a trade panel to support Ohio manufacturing workers threatened by product dumping.

Exports dropped 3.6 percent to $180.5 billion. Imports fell 2.1 percent to $222.8 billion.

The trade gap with China increased to a record high of $29.5 billion in the month of October, which is expected to keep pressure on the Obama administration.

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