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  • Mr. Adams heralded the trade pact's promised boost to jobs and consumer spending, calling it a chance "to lift the whole country and generate more scrap!"

    Envoy Hits the Road for Trade Deal

  • The pact's enactment also will have an indirect benefit of improving the flow of safety data across the Atlantic.

    U.S., EU Near Air-Safety Pact

  • Still, the estimate may give some lawmakers unhappy with the pact's level of spending a new reason to vote against it later this week.

    Obama Stokes Deficit Fight

  • If there's financial instability now, he said, it's the fault of "insufficient governance" – that is, the repeated efforts of his native France and adopted Germany to undermine the stability and growth pact's rules and penalties in the mid-2000s.

    European debt crisis: live

  • He suggested one of the pact's potential weaknesses was that it was being put together as a political fix to help satisfy Germany, where bailing out weak economies is deeply unpopular, rather than addressing real economic issues.

    Worries Abound That Fixes for Crisis Will Underdeliver

  • Many of the pact's other provisions remain roughly in place, most significantly a requirement that countries move toward a higher retirement age in their public pension systems.

    EU Officials Soften Competitiveness Pact

  • Ways and Means is the likely first stop in the pact's ratification process.

    South Korea Deal Bogs Down

  • But U.S. auto makers and labor unions that oppose Japan's inclusion are suspicious of the pact's effectiveness and worried about its impact on American jobs.

    Japan's Bid to Join Asian Trade Pact Faces a Leery U.S.

  • "I'm confident the Yale group will get the original data," he said upon being told of the pact's details.

    Medtronic Funds Yale Safety Study

  • Another issue intensifying opposition to the FTA in Korea is the pact's pre-crisis era financial deregulation requirements.

    Lori Wallach: The Korea Trade Deal Is Lose-Lose


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