FAQ: Things to Know about the Biggest Trade Deficit in U.S. History

It's hard not to be impressed -- even a little startled -- by the January trade deficit announced by the Commerce Dept. on Mar. 9. At $68.5 billion, it was larger than expected -- in fact, the largest ever. The deficit piled up at a rate of:$2.2 billion a day...$92 million an hour...and $250,000 a second.

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