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Shipping Firms, Dockworkers End US Ports Dispute

U.S. dockworkers and port operators have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 West Coast U.S. ports and snarled trade with Asia. The deal was reached late Friday and calls for restoring all port operations starting late Saturday.  The two sides must still reach a final agreement. In a joint statement, the president of the Pacific Maritime Association, James McKenna, and the president of the International...

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