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Adewale Adeyem Appointed Deputy National Security Adviser on Int’l Economic Affairs

Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, deputy director of the National Economic Council, will succeed Caroline Atkinson as the president’s deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Nick Timiraos writes that Adeyemo has held leadership roles at the Treasury Department prior to joining NEC this fall, including as …

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Report: US-Pacific Trade Deal Inches Closer

The U.S. and 11 Asian countries were close to finalizing the proposed Trade-Pacific Partnership trade accord during a negotiation late Sunday afternoon, Politico reported Sunday. Doug Palmer writes the TPP would serve as a key component of the Obama administration’s Asia-Pacific foreign policy rebalancing initiative and establish e-commerce, labor and …

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Senate OKs Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill

The Senate has advanced a bill that would grant President Barack Obama and future U.S. presidents the authority to fast-track passage of trade deals, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Alexander Bolton writes the trade bill was approved by senators in a 62-37 vote Friday and is expected to stir debate …

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Michael Froman Urges Congress to Renew Trade Promotion Authority

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has called on lawmakers to move forward with legislation intended to expand President President Obama’s authority to negotiate trade agreements, Politico reported Tuesday. Doug Palmer writes the push comes as the administration works to finalize a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement by the end of the year. …

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