Yesterday, the U.S. and 11 other nations from North and South America, Asia, and the South Pacific reached agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a huge trade deal years in the making.
What does the text say? That's still a secret — the New York Times reports that the 30 chapters of the agreement won't be out for another month or so. The TPP's prospects in Congress are uncertain, explains the Times, in an enlightening analysis.
For our past discussions about problematic aspects and potential effects of the TPP, see here, here, and here.