WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch on Tuesday for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, urging farmers to push their lawmakers to approve what he said would boost their sales in a fast-growing region.
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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday there were "a number of troubling parts" to the deal for a sweeping Pacific free trade pact, but senators were still examining the agreement reached by 12 countries.
WASHINGTON - A bid by some House Republicans and Democrats to force a vote to revive the U.S. Export-Import Bank is likely to stall in the Senate, leaving the trade bank's supporters to pin last-ditch hopes on attaching it to a Senate transportation bill.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Defense Department would protect spending on operations and readiness if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016, leaving procurement programs to shoulder most of the impact, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer said Tuesday.
DAVENPORT, Iowa/WASHINGTON - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she will lay out her plan to rein in Wall Street "abuses" within the next week.