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And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather modest. We hope to spend time with one or two short people, enjoy a musical event, and check in on some Pharmalot ancestors. And what about you? This is a fine time to spend time outdoors and enjoy the seasonal changes. You could bolster the economy by purchasing a few sweaters, plan a holiday getaway, or perhaps make time for someone special. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says progress is being made every day toward approving the trade agreement President Trump worked out with Canada and Mexico, Reuters writes. Democrats say they are working closely with the U.S. Trade Representative to get their concerns addressed. They have pressed for measures to ensure good enforcement of labor and climate provisions of the deal, as well as changes in provisions dealing with pharmaceuticals.

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