WSJ: Nontrade Concerns Cloud Obama’s Push for Pacific Deal

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D., Texas), a critic of the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, discusses his opposition at a news conference in Washington, D.C., in June. PHOTO: LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE/ASSOCIATED PRESS The Obama administration’s push to clinch a sweeping Pacific trade deal this week faces stiff opposition over concerns—ranging from human trafficking to antigay…

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Bloomberg Business: Lawmakers Urge Treasury’s Lew to Help Wall Street in Trade Pact

The two top U.S. lawmakers for trade policy are fighting for better treatment for financial services firms in a landmark Asia-Pacific free-trade agreement that would clear barriers to digital trade. [Reposted from Bloomberg Business  |  Carter Dougherty  |  July 23, 2015] Representative Pat Tiberi, an Ohio Republican and Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, raised…

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