WASHINGTON, -- There was a tone of urgency mixed with pride of authorship when White House officials unveiled President Clinton's latest initiatives to help U.S. business increase sales of goods and services overseas.

For while the measures underscored the growing importance in the economy of high-tech exports, the administration recognized it will be hard to see quick results in a soft world economy hampered by an impasse in international trade negotiations.

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