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Feedback at 5:00: Trans-Pacific Partnership

Earlier this week, we told you about a new trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries, but not everyone is excited about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The countries involved in the deal represent about 40 percent of the world’s economy.

They include Japan, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

The deal would remove trade barriers between the countries, and it would allow other countries to join as long as they agreed to the partnership’s rules.

Critics say the changes mean U.S. jobs will be lost, and businesses will move to other countries.

But those in favor say it will knock down tariffs and import quotas, which will open new Asia-Pacific markets to U.S. companies.

For tonight’s Feedback at 5:00, we want to know your thoughts on this partnership.