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Obama Calls on Congress to Approve Pacific Trade Deal

In what may be his final prime-time address to both houses of Congress, President Barack Obama called Tuesday for swift action on the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership, framing the deal as a way to open overseas markets to U.S. goods and level the playing field with China. “With TPP, China does not set the rules in that region; we do," Obama said in his State of the Union address. "You want to show our strength in this new century? Approve this agreement. Give us the tools to...

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