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Japan will not have to pledge in advance to reduce its massive tariffs on rice or other agricultural products to join free-trade talks with the United States and 10 other nations, potentially smoothing over one major political barrier to Japan’s participation in the negotiations, U....

The two Governments confirm that should Japan participate in the TPP negotiations, all goods would be subject to negotiation, and Japan would join others in achieving a comprehensive, high-standard agreement, as described in the Outlines of the TPP Agreement announced by TPP Leaders on November...

PayPal says it is expanding its payment service to more brick-and-mortar retailers, including RadioShack and Dollar General stores. EBay Inc. 's payments subsidiary is announcing Monday that as of the end of 2012 it had agreements with 23 retailers to accept PayPal in their stores....