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  • 6 protesting Shell's Arctic drilling arrested in Seattle

    Six activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean were arrested Tuesday, five who blocked entrances to the Seattle port where the company's massive rig is parked and another who disrupted a port commission meeting.
  • L.A., Long Beach ports losing to rivals amid struggle with giant ships

    L.A., Long Beach ports losing to rivals amid struggle with giant ships
    C.J. Nord spends her days tracking shipments of metal parts from China, Taiwan and Italy, which her Huntington Beach company assembles into high-end bathroom fixtures for customers demanding quick delivery. The congestion at Southern California ports,...

    West Coast dockworkers approve new labor contract

    West Coast dockworkers approve new labor contract
    West Coast dockworkers ratified a labor contract Friday covering 29 ports, ending a year-long process for a new deal that erupted into labor strife on the docks. The new contract, which the union and shipping companies started negotiating last May,...

    Official claims bad blood with union boss bred West Coast port crisis

    Official claims bad blood with union boss bred West Coast port crisis
    A lawsuit filed last month in Los Angeles Superior Court offers a vividly detailed picture of the obscure waterfront politics that brought Pacific Rim commerce to its knees for several tense weeks earlier this year. The suit, filed by a low-level dock...

    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...