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Market to Market June 21, 2013 (#3843)


After lengthy debate, House lawmakers reject their version of the Farm Bill. Federal authorities crack down on employers of undocumented workers. And the president proposes a massive trade deal with the European Union. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (27:45)

Tags: agriculture analysis Barack Obama European Union Farm Bill farms illegal immigration Mark Gold news president obama trade agreements undocumented workers

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