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The US current account, a broad measure of the country's economic health on a global basis, registered a $2.6 billion deficit in the January-to- March quarter , the government said. The rising cost of imported oil accounted for almost half of the increase in the deficit. During the last quarter of 1979, the nation's deficit was $1.8 billion.

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