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Obama’s Asia Trip: The Free Trade Conundrum
Date: 11/10/2010
Written By: Christian Science Monitor, By Howard LaFranchi

Excerpt: President Obama's contention that foreign trade can be a principal engine for creating new jobs and reducing America's stubbornly high unemployment rate will be put to the test during his two-day visit to South Korea this week... More important still, some political analysts say: The recent midterm elections leave trade as a rare bright spot where Obama and a substantially more Republican Congress may be able to work together. "Trade is an area where both sides can take credit if things move forward," says Bill Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) in Washington.