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U.S. to Sign Central American Free Trade Deal

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U.S. to Sign Central American Free Trade Deal

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U.S. to Sign Central American Free Trade Deal

U.S. to Sign Central American Free Trade Deal

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The United States signs a new trade agreement Friday with five Central American nations. Known as CAFTA, the deal will make it easier for U.S. textile firms to send products to clothing factories in the region, and for Central American firms to sell the finished products here. But its potential threat to U.S. jobs complicates the deal's prospects in Congress. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.