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Editorial: Panama's new canal and the Midwest

More than a year ago, a supersized Panama Canal welcomed a modern generation of gargantuan ships. That would seem irrelevant to many of us in Chicago and the Midwest. Except:

This metropolis, this region, thrives on global trade - the export of what our people manufacture and grow, the import of goods that stock our stores and component parts for much that's built here. So when

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