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Obama Says New Trade Deal With Asia Will Help U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16:  U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Champions of Change event at the Eisenhower Exe
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Champions of Change event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. Champions of Change highlights issues important to working families. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a new trade agreement with Asia that is being negotiated would benefit not just U.S. businesses, but also American workers.

Obama said during a news conference that some Democrats and labor unions would oppose the deal, while others "believe that we cannot stop a global economy at our shores." But he said previous trade agreements reached during his presidency did not divide the party. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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