Article Photos: US trade deficit narrows to $41.5 billion 1/1

  In this photo of Sept. 10, 2012, the cargo ship Santa Fe passes the Statue of Liberty, center, and the New York skyline. The U.S. trade deficit declined to the lowest level in almost two years as exports rose to a record high, a gain that is not expected to last given the global economic slowdown. The trade deficit narrowed to $41.5 billion in September, the Commerce Department said Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. That is 5.1 percent below the August deficit and the smallest imbalance since December 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)