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America's Busiest Port Is Shifting to 24/7 Operations

Administration says it is working to fix major supply chain issues

(Newser) - The busiest container port in the US is going to start operating around the clock seven days a week to deal with supply chain issues that are hitting American businesses hard. The White House said Wednesday that it had brokered a deal to keep the Port of Los Angeles open...

Engineer Tries to Crash Train Into Hospital Ship

He said he was suspicious of USNS Mercy's reasons for being in Los Angeles

(Newser) - A Port of Los Angeles locomotive engineer has admitted trying to crash a train into a hospital ship, federal prosecutors say. According to a court affidavit, 44-year-old Eduardo Moreno told investigators that he intentionally derailed the train at full speed on Tuesday because he thought the USNS Mercy might be...

Recession a Long-Term Bummer for SoCal, Dude

(Newser) - The recession hit Southern California earlier and harder than almost any other part of the country—and it’s likely to linger a lot longer too, Steve Pearlstein writes in the Washington Post. The area played a “central role in the Bubble Economy,” and now, being the “...

US Ports Awash in Foreign Cars
 US Ports Awash in Foreign Cars 

US Ports Awash in Foreign Cars

Masses of unsold imports back up in lots

(Newser) - The new car market is so flat that massive numbers of imported vehicles are being warehoused at ports and other available space, Reuters reports. Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, and other dealers can't take fresh deliveries because their sales lots are jammed with thousands of unsold vehicles. Demand for all...

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