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Latest NAFTA Talks Said to Near End Without Major Breakthroughs

The latest round of Nafta talks is nearing its conclusion without any major breakthroughs or agreements on even the least-contentious topics, officials familiar with the negotiations say, fueling doubts among observers that a deal can be reached this year.

 

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