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No news of progress in US port dispute

Businesses from potato producers to online retailers hit by mounting costs

Published Fri, Feb 20, 2015 · 09:50 PM
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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 in southern California to Tacoma, Washington as some 20,000 longshoremen continued their work slowdown to pressure port owners to agree to a new contract.

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