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  • LOS ANGELES— Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday. "This has been a major topic of conversation for a few weeks, and with this tentative agreement, the hope is we can...

  • Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles, said...

  • LOS ANGELES— Negotiators trying to resolve labor strife at West Coast seaports took Thursday off, as thousands of dockworkers rallied against employers they say are trying to exploit a crisis of cargo congestion at harbors that handle about $1 trillion worth of goods annually. Port police estimated that 6,000 people took part in the rally in Los Angeles and...

  • LOS ANGELES— Negotiators trying to resolve labor strife at West Coast seaports took Thursday off, as dockworkers gathered to rally against employers they say are trying to exploit a crisis of cargo congestion at harbors that handle about $1 trillion worth of goods annually. "I'm told that there's been some improvement in the last week," said Steve Getzug, a...

  • LOS ANGELES— A labor dispute between dockworkers at the West Coast's sea ports and their employers didn't take a day off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents terminal operators and ocean-going shipping lines, accuses members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of purposely slowing work to...

  • WASHINGTON— Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may...

  • Jan 13- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long...

  • Jan 13- Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long...

  • How Boston plans to do the Olympics—for $5 billion Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    United States Olympic Committee president Lawrence F. Probst III, flanked by Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) , talks about the USOC selecting Boston as its applicant city to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a press conference at the Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center last Friday.

    It's remarkably expensive to host the Olympics, but Boston is proposing bargain-price games for 2024.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 12- Cargo traffic at several of the biggest U.S. West Coast ports has slowed to near gridlock, negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators for 29 ports said on Monday as contract talks with the dockworkers' union remain strained. The Pacific Maritime Association said that five of the region's largest ports, including the massive Los...

  • Renters' paychecks hit hard in priciest cities Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    A banner and sign advertise apartments for rent in San Francisco.

    Fast-rising rents in the priciest U.S. cities are eating up more than half of some apartment dwellers' paychecks.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 6- A federal mediator was expected to arrive in southern California on Tuesday to take part in negotiations over a new contract between employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports and the union representing some 20,000 dock workers. "We are pleased that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association have agreed...

  • St. Louis Rams owner to build NFL stadium...in LA Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:57 PM ET
    Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by strong safety T.J. McDonald #25 of the St. Louis Rams and defensive tackle Aaron Donald #99 of the St. Louis Rams during the first quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on December 28, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

    Plans to build an Inglewood NFL stadium, led by Rams owner Stan Kroenke, may be a sign the team could return to Los Angeles.

  • Good news: Office vacancy rates finally declining Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Office buildings in New York

    It has been one of the slowest real estate sectors to recover from the recession, but the office market is finally being fueled by job growth.

  • The Hollywood star hit by LA's port slowdown Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A container ship at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    Jane Seymour's furniture line, Platine de Royale, is facing issues with inventory stuck in West Coast ports.

  • Traffic problems at LA port  Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the massive slowdown at the port of Los Angeles and how it is impacting retailers.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 29- Brushing aside calls for federal mediation in prolonged contact talks with employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports, the union for 20,000 dockworkers urged shipping executives on management's board of directors to take a more active part in negotiations. The Pacific Maritime Association, representing shipping lines and terminal operators...

  • Tesla Roadster nearly doubles miles with upgrade Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    The Tesla Motors logo is seen on a charging station at the company's booth during the 2014 North American International Auto Show Detroit.

    The Tesla Roadster is getting a battery upgrade that will allow the electric vehicle to drive several hundred miles without recharging.

  • Where to watch ‘The Interview’ online Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    A man walks by the poster for the film "The Interview" outside the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Littleton, Colorado December 23, 2014.

    "The Interview" may be coming soon to a theater near you after all.

  • US port employers seek mediation in dockworker talks Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:20 PM ET
    A longshoreman walks on bags of rice in a cargo ship at the Port of West Sacramento in California

    Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers.