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Senate backs Froman as next trade representative

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House economic adviser Michael Froman has been confirmed by the Senate to be the next U.S. trade representative. The law school classmate of President Barack Obama takes over the post as the administration seeks to advance major trade deals with Pacific Rim and European nations. The Senate vote was 93-4 to confirm Froman to succeed Ron Kirk, the former Dallas...

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