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White House Denies NSA Global Spying Scandal Dampening US Exports

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Concerns about U.S. spying have taken a significant toll on U.S.-Brazilian relations, but have not had a broad-based effect on U.S. foreign policy or the Obama administration's efforts to promote U.S. exports, a top White House adviser said.

Ben Rhodes, national security adviser for strategic communications, acknowledged that reports of U.S. National Security Agency spying on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had strained Washington's ties with Brazil, prompting Rousseff to cancel a state visit and derailing a $4 billion potential arms sale by Boeing Co.