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Obama: Pacific Trade Deal Can Be Wrapped Up This Year

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that  he was confident Pacific Rim nations could nail down an agreement on a free-trade pact this year, although approval by Congress was not guaranteed. Speaking to a group of corporate executives, Obama said trade ministers should have an opportunity to close a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the next several weeks. "I'm confident that we can get it done, and I believe we can get it done this year," Obama told the...

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