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Trade deal didn’t last long, says New York Times

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Free trade is good for the United States. So is helping American workers displaced by foreign competition, writes a New York Times editorial.

Therefore, it was a relief to hear on Tuesday about a bipartisan Congressional deal to pass long-delayed trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

But the relief didn’t last for long. While the deal was lauded by business groups, Republicans immediately threw up roadblocks.

Original source: New York Times