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US Trade Bill Moves Forward

Leaders of a U.S. Senate panel have agreed on legislation to enhance President Barack Obama’s ability to negotiate trade agreements and to ensure that such pacts cannot be altered by Congress. If approved, the bill would boost efforts to forge a trade pact between the United States and 11 Pacific nations - and is already being blasted by American labor and environmental groups. President Obama’s trade representative is empowered to negotiate free trade agreements, but congressional...

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