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The TPP deal could be Obama’s greatest legacy

The new deal will help shape the contours of the global economy—from Washington, not Beijing

By Andrew Hammond  

Has Obama found his legacy? © Olivier Douliery / Pool via CNP /dpa - NO WIRE SERVICE -

In a dramatic, last minute-breakthrough, trade ministers from a dozen countries in the Americas and Asia-Pacific reached a deal on Monday to secure a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.  Should it be ratified by domestic legislatures, the landmark deal will represent the biggest regional free trade agreement in history, and is the largest trade deal struck since the 1994 completion of the…

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