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No news of progress in US port dispute

Businesses from potato producers to online retailers hit by mounting costs

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WE'RE CLOSED: The Port of Oakland has been closed for the seventh day this month as dockworkers hold a union meeting.

Washington

FEDERALLY mediated talks to end a grinding labour dispute at US West Coast ports entered their third day on Thursday as complaints mounted from businesses feeling pain on both sides of the Pacific.

Massive container ships were backed up around key ports from Long Beach