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  • IMF upgrades U.S. growth projections but downgrades global outlook

    IMF upgrades U.S. growth projections but downgrades global outlook
    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday upgraded its economic growth forecast for the U.S. based on stronger demand fueled by lower oil prices, but the organization downgraded its global outlook because of continued fallout from the 2008 financial...
  • Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators

    Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators
    In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J., Special Agent Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat,...
  • New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market

    New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market
    Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat. The new...
  • Who picked your tomatoes? Look closely at the global supply chain

    Who picked your tomatoes? Look closely at the global supply chain
    Produce imported from Mexico is safe and attractive for a reason: U.S. laws dictate the cleanliness of farms, while supermarket produce managers demand an unblemished product. So no need to worry about the condition of your tomatoes. They're perfect. It's...
  • Invasive beetle found in rhubarb at Chicago port

    Invasive beetle found in rhubarb at Chicago port
    Agriculture specialists at the Port of Chicago intercepted an invasive beetle while inspecting a shipment of rhubarb stems from the Netherlands, federal officials said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that Customs and Border Protection...
  • Southland would quickly feel economic effects of a port shutdown

    Southland would quickly feel economic effects of a port shutdown
    Elbowing their way into malls this weekend for dolls, televisions and reindeer sweaters, shoppers probably will give little thought to how the future holiday presents got to retail shelves. For U.S. imported products, about 40% sail through Southern...
  • Shrinking foreign oil bill sends U.S. trade deficit lower

    The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in almost a year, thanks to the country's swiftly slackening thirst for foreign oil. The deficit — imports exceeding exports — narrowed to $39 billion during the month, down 7.7%...
  • Congestion worsens at L.A.-Long Beach ports as holidays near

    Congestion worsens at L.A.-Long Beach ports as holidays near
    The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing a logistical nightmare as they struggle to ease a bottleneck that could undermine retailers' all-important holiday shopping season and threaten the competitiveness of the region's economic...
  • European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions

    European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions
    The European Union on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded...
  • EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks

    EU economic growth outlook dims on rising geopolitical risks
    The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring. The downgraded outlook,...
  • West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout

    West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout
    For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers labored without a contract. Now the public harmony has been shattered, raising...