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U.S. Treasury Jack Lew says a better case needs to be made to U.S. workers who fear the effects of proposed trade deals with Asia and Europe. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Lew On Global Trade Deals And Corporate Taxation

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Marv Sepe is the chief operating officer of CTC Global in Irvine, Calif. The company manufactures high-capacity conductors for transmission lines. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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In California, Curbing Trade Might Have Its Trade-Offs

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Activists hold a rally to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in front of the White House on Feb. 3. Trade has become a key issue in the U.S. presidential campaign. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry (left) greets Boeing employees in May prior to talking about the benefits to U.S. exporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Saul Loeb/AP hide caption

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in a May 18 speech in Portland, Ore. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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As NAFTA Memories Linger, Unions Hold Fast Against New Trade Deal

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When Democratic opposition delayed a major Asia-Pacific trade deal, White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked if the administration had to do some hand-holding with the 11 countries involved in the talks. "I don't know how 'snafu' translates into a variety of Asian languages," he said. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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How Do You Say 'Snafu' In Japanese?

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President Obama talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the East Asia Summit in Myanmar in November. Obama is trying to strike a 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would include Malaysia. Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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