Global finance officials argue benefits of free trade

Washington • The world’s major economies are united in their belief that free trade delivers healthy economic growth. But they also agree that more needs to be done for those left behind, and the new Trump administration is letting it be known that it intends to make sure that America’s trade deals are fair for U.S. workers. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told reporters Friday that if more isn’t done “we will see more protectionism and countries retreating from globalization.” Schaeu...

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