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Mixed USMCA Signals; Rotten Tomatoes

Mixed USMCA Signals Congressional Democrats are signaling both positively and negatively on the prospects for approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). On the one hand, their demands for changes are limited to stronger enforcement provisions within the agreement and more work on affordable medicines. The positive aspect is that these are narrow and specific; the negative is that they want the agreement reopened, which likely creates its own set of new problems. The tone is that USMCA can be passed, but the Democrats are only marginally interested and will need to extract some major concession(s) from the Trump administration to make it happen.   Rotten Tomatoes Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is again wrapping up protect...

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