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Ministers from the 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations wrapped up a four-day meeting Tuesday without a full agreement but said they made “substantial progress” toward hammering out a final deal.

Missing the end-of-year target for an accord, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the negotiators will meet again “next month” and will continue “intensive work” toward sealing the pact.

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