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The Hill: Business leaders fighting for TPP vote this year

Business leaders said Monday they are digging in their heels to push an Asia-Pacific deal through Congress this year. Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar and chairman of Business Roundtable, defended the business community’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) lobbying campaign, saying they will not give up the fight and are locked into non-stop full-court press mode. 

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The Hill: Footwear, retail industries put weight behind Obama trade deal

The U.S. footwear and retail industries are ramping up their fall lobbying campaign behind President Obama’s Pacific Rim trade agreement. The Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) joined more than 100 footwear, apparel and travel goods companies and groups that sent a letter to Congress on Thursday arguing for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement by the end of this year.  

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In Their Own Words: Former Presidents on the Power of Trade

With all of the misleading campaign rhetoric on trade, it’s important to remember that our presidents – on both sides of the political aisle – have long recognized that international trade is critical to U.S. economic growth, American job creation and America’s global leadership. Here are just a few examples … 

The Power of Trade: What We’re Reading

Here are the top three things we’re reading this week on how trade powers U.S. economic growth and American jobs and why trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are good for business, good for the economy and good for jobs.

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“Four Common Questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership”