FILE - In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a ship is seen in the distance moored in the Strait of Georgia near Bellingham, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit increased in October because expo

 

              FILE - In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a ship is seen in the distance moored in the Strait of Georgia near Bellingham, Wash.  The U.S. trade deficit increased in October because expo
FILE - In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a ship is seen in the distance moored in the Strait of Georgia near Bellingham, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit increased in October because exports fell by a larger margin than imports, a sign that slower global growth could weigh on the U.S. economy. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 that the trade deficit grew 4.8 percent in October from September to $42.2 billion. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)