NYT: This Time, Senate Votes to Advance Trade Pact

WASHINGTON — A flurry of last-minute deal-making on the Senate floor Thursday rescued President Obama’s ambitious trade agenda from defeat, advancing legislation that would empower the president to complete a sweeping, 12-nation Pacific trade accord. [Reposted from The New York Times  |  Jonathan Weisman  |  May 21, 2015] The bill, the first to grant a…

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Fast Co Exist: More Than 250 Tech Companies Release Letter To Congress Opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership

They say the TPP will hinder innovation and user rights. President Obama’s massive trade agreement with 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has hit a number of roadblocks. It has stumbled in the Senate and received opposition from medical professionals, environmental groups, and labor unions. Proponents say the TPP will help…

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