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  • Bipartisan agreement gives trade pact a boost

    Bipartisan agreement gives trade pact a boost
    Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a bipartisan bill that should ease passage of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal, giving a boost to one of President Obama's top foreign policy goals but putting him in an unusual alliance with Republicans against many in his own party.
  • Reps for West Coast dockworkers urge union to OK contract

    A tentative contract agreement that restored the flow of international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year took a big step closer Friday to becoming official, as representatives of the dockworkers' union overwhelmingly recommended that...

    Business Highlights

    ___ End of robust hiring streak raises doubts about job market For months, the U.S. economy's strength has been flagging. Manufacturing slowed. Fewer homes were built. Cheaper gas failed to ignite consumer spending. Yet month after month, employers...

    Imports plunged at West Coast ports amid labor dispute

    Imports plunged at West Coast ports amid labor dispute
    Months of congestion at West Coast ports -- the result of a labor dispute and other logistical problems -- led to major shifts in U.S. trade patterns. Import data for the first two months of this year show that the volume of container cargo coming...

    Port workers' families denied medical claims, lawsuit says

    Port workers' families denied medical claims, lawsuit says
    The spouses of two West Coast dockworkers and a doctor have sued a union health insurance plan for longshoremen, alleging millions of dollars in legitimate unpaid claims in the last two years. The suit, which seeks class-action status, comes just...