Some 10,000 workers at the largest US port returned to work Wednesday after an eight-day strike. The longshoreman's union says the deal prevents $87,000 per year clerical jobs from being outsourced overseas.
The union representing clerical workers says the strike — now in its eighth day — will continue in the meantime.
The holiday inventory is already in place, but goods for the post-Christmas sales are bottled up off the coast of Los Angeles, as container ships from Asia go unattended due to a six-day labor strike.
A strike has dramatically slowed activity at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – the nation's busiest cargo complex – despite renewed efforts to end the walkout.
Unless shore towns from Rhode Island to New Jersey get a big influx of aid from the state and federal governments, they will have no choice but to raise taxes on homes and businesses.
FEMA has put up many of the victims of hurricane Sandy in hotels and motels. Long-term solutions for those left homeless by the storm have not been resolved.
On Wednesday night 44 million in the Northeast still had no power. The scale of destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy has been beyond anything power companies have dealt with before.
Nearly a million New Yorkers were without power as hurricane Sandy made landfall Monday night. Subway tunnels, the waterfront, and the financial district flooded.
In retirement, it's crawling along the streets of Los Angeles at a sluggish 2 mph, a pace that rush-hour commuters can sympathize with.
Californians are still reeling from the unprecedented spike in gas prices last week – for no apparent reason. Lawmakers call for a federal investigation of whether foul play sent prices soaring.