WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit in June was again in the moderated range of the last several months, at $27 billion — up from $26 billion in May — not even half of its peak less than a year ago, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

Imports rose compared to May to $152.8 billion, but are still running way behind a year earlier, a symptom of the severe compression of trade flows since the financial crisis began.

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