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WSJ: Obama May Find It Hard To Govern as Free Trader

Author: Bob Davis
May 19, 2008


The Wall Street Journal says anti-free trade activists and labor unions have pressured Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) into committing to making various pro-labor trade reforms. Business interests are concerned that these new requirements could "make it impossible for the U.S. to sign trade deals with developing countries such as Egypt, Pakistan and India that have growing markets but lousy labor records."

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