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Obama Turns to Trade as Way to Encourage U.S. Growth

President Barack Obama’s export advisory group, headed by Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer James McNerney and Xerox Corp. CEO Ursula Burns, released a report today recommending the government step up trade promotion and complete work on free-trade agreements.

Less than two months before congressional elections, with the economy a top issue for voters, Obama is turning his attention to trade, highlighting his goal of doubling U.S. exports over five years as a driver of economic growth.