News roundup: U.S. trade deficit drops to $40.6 billion in October … EU imposes $2.3 billion in fines over rate-rigging scandal … British government joins BP’s fight against contract suspension

    By the numbers: The U.S. trade deficit fell in October, helped by America's energy boom that lifted exports to an all-time high. The trade gap narrowed to $40.6 billion in October, the Commerce Depart…

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