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Obama stumps for trade pact with Europe

Says deal will help small players, too

BRUSSELS — President Obama and the top trade official for the European Union sought to rally support Tuesday for a landmark trans-Atlantic free trade deal, saying it would benefit a wide variety of exporters and offer a boost to growth.

Karel De Gucht, the EU trade commissioner, said one of the biggest beneficiaries of a trade deal with the United States would be automobile manufacturers like BMW that have long rankled at tariffs.

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