EU, U.S. pencil in talks on trans-Atlantic trade deal

Posted: February 14, 2013 at 4:28 a.m.

A tugboat helps guide a Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) ship loaded with freight containers in this aerial photograph approaching the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release trade balance figures on Feb. 8. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

The European Union and the United States announced Wednesday that they have agreed to pursue talks aimed at achieving an overarching trans-Atlantic free-trade deal.

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