WASHINGTON — The U.S. current account deficit for the third quarter rose more than economists estimated to $127.2 billion, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

The second-quarter current-account deficit was revised downward by $100 million to $123.2 billion. The current-account deficit has expanded the past five quarters and has increased every quarter since hitting a 10-year low of $84.4 billion in the second quarter of 2009.

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