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  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 16- A partial shutdown of 29 U.S. West Coast ports stretched into a third day on Monday ahead of the U.S. labor secretary's scheduled arrival in San Francisco to try to broker a settlement ending months of disruptions on the cargo-clogged docks. President Barack Obama, under pressure to weigh in on a labor dispute that has rippled through the U.S....

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15- Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the United States' two busiest cargo hubs on Sunday due to a dispute between shipping companies and dock workers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help broker an agreement. By Sunday morning, 34 container ships,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 15- Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the United States' two busiest cargo hubs on Sunday due to a dispute between shipping companies and dock workers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help broker an agreement. By Sunday morning, 34 container ships,...

  • Travel without leaving your seat: Qantas goes VR Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Sydney Harbour Bridge

    In a first, Australian carrier Qantas will make Samsung's virtual reality headsets available to high-end flyers on some overseas trips.

  • US labor secretary jumps into West Coast port fray Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 4:48 PM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker a deal between shipping companies and dockworkers in the West Coast port fight.

  • U.S. labor secretary to help reach West Coast port deal Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker an agreement between shipping companies and dockworkers in a dispute that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the U.S. West Coast, the White House said on Saturday. "The negotiations over the functioning of the West Coast ports have been taking place for months with the administration...

  • Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker an agreement between shipping companies and dockworkers in a dispute that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the U.S. West Coast, the White House said on Saturday. "The negotiations over the functioning of the West Coast ports have been taking place for months with the administration...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- President Barack Obama has asked Labor Secretary Tom Perez to travel to California to help spur an agreement in talks with the dockworkers' union that have led to closed ports along the U.S. West Coast, the White House said on Saturday. "The negotiations over the functioning of the West Coast Ports have been taking place for months with the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 13- Clogged ports along the U.S. West Coast were closed to cargo freighters for the third time in a week on Friday night, and shippers vowed to keep a partial shutdown in effect through Monday barring a settlement in labor talks with the dockworkers' union. The latest halt in loading and unloading of container ships at the 29 ports came as contract...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 13- Clogged ports along the U.S. West Coast reopened to cargo vessels on Friday after a daylong closure, but shippers planned to reimpose a partial shutdown through the holiday weekend barring a settlement in stalled labor talks with the dockworkers union. Contract talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 13- Clogged ports along the U.S. West Coast reopened to cargo vessels on Friday after a daylong closure, but shippers planned to re-impose a partial shutdown through the holiday weekend barring a settlement in stalled labor talks with the dockworkers union. Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing 20,000...

  • Feb 11- Shipping lines are expected to curtail cargo operations at U.S. West Coast ports again this weekend amid stalled labor talks between the companies and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers, the chief executive of the port of Long Beach said on Wednesday. "This weekend is going to be yet another limited operating weekend, just like last weekend was,"...

  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR PORT OF LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, SAYS EXPECTS SHIPPERS TO CURTAIL WEST COAST PORT OPERATIONS AGAIN THIS COMING WEEKEND.

  • Fly JetBlue? Buy your peanuts with Apple Pay Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    Jet Blue is the first airline to accept Apple Pay aboard flights.

    Passengers on JetBlue flights can now buy food, beverages and amenities with from crew's iPad Minis, USAToday reports.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 9- U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups that shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions. But a planned resumption of federally mediated contract talks was pushed back...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 9- U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies suspended loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups the shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions. The companies, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association, have accused...

  • JC Penney's next big bet a bit of a head scratcher Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    JCPenney Salon

    J.C. Penney is reinventing its 850 salons across the U.S. in a new partnership with InStyle.

  • PMA CEO: National economy at risk   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    PMA CEO: National economy at risk

    Time is running out at the West Coast seaports, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 4- The chief labor negotiator for shippers and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports raised the ante in contract talks with the dockworkers' union on Wednesday, warning that ports plagued by chronic cargo slowdowns were days away from complete gridlock. The companies have repeatedly accused the International Longshore and Warehouse...

  • Contract negotiators for U.S. West Coast ports hit snag Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 3:42 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 4- Shipping companies and terminal operators for 29 U.S. West Coast ports appeared to have hit a snag on Wednesday in protracted labor negotiations with the dockworkers' union, calling a news conference to publicly address the status of the talks. The companies have accused the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing 20,000...