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US West Coast Ports Begin Working on Cargo Backlog

Activity at U.S. Pacific Coast ports began the process of reducing the backlog of billions of dollars' worth of cargo late Saturday, following a tentative deal on a new labor contract between U.S. dockworkers and port operators, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 ports and snarled trade with Asia. The deal was reached late Friday. However, the tentative contract must still be approved by the port operators and the members of the dockworkers union. It was...

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