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EU-U.S. Free Trade Deal Offers Painless Stimulus for Both

Before the end of the month, U.S. and European Union trade officials will recommend whether to pursue a free-trade agreement.

Such a deal has the potential to jump-start economic growth and create millions of jobs, even as it sidesteps the paralyzing debate on both sides of the Atlantic over austerity versus stimulus. A trade agreement is necessary, achievable and urgent.