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Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker comes to Tampa to pump controversial trade agreement

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker came to Tampa Monday morning, ostensibly to discuss the Obama administration’s new forays into diplomatic relations with Cuba. However she used the majority of her speech to pump up the Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest international trade agreements in modern history that President Obama hopes to have negotiated before the summer. “We cannot forget or ignore the fact that 95 percent of the world’s customers live outside the United States,” Pritzker told the…

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