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MC13 close delayed again as members make final push in hopes of a deal

ABU DHABI – The World Trade Organization's 13th ministerial conference has been delayed here yet again as negotiators struggle for a breakthrough that would allow them to close with a deal on any of the major issues.


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Senators voted 50-47 to override it but fell short of the required two-thirds' support.

Thu, 3:01 PM

“I haven't seen that happen here in this body, and until it does, it becomes very difficult for us to negotiate a trade agreement when the people we're negotiating with believe that there are 535 folks, yourself included, that could renegotiate the deal.”

Thu, 12:30 PM

Our weekly survey of who’s saying what.

Thu, 11:43 AM

“If reaching wide-ranging free trade agreements (FTAs) is not possible, an alternative could be narrower, issue-specific agreements centered on strategic sectors such as semiconductor manufacturing, personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, and services trade.”

Wed, 6:18 PM

Robinson Meyer: The U.S. “must be careful not to cordon off the American car market from the rest of the world, turning the United States into an automotive backwater of bloated, expensive, gas-guzzling vehicles.”

Wed, 2:28 PM
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