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Dockworkers threaten strike to shut down ports from Boston to Houston which could cost companies $1 Billion A Day…


NEW YORK (AP) — Shipments of products as varied as flat-screen TVs, sneakers and snow shovels could sit idle at sea or get rerouted, at great time and expense, if more than 14,000 longshoremen go on strike as threatened – a wide-ranging work stoppage that would immediately close cargo ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico to container ships.

Commerce could be brought to a near standstill at major ports from Boston to Houston if the strike takes place on Sunday, potentially delivering a big blow to retailers and manufacturers still struggling to find their footing in a weak economy.

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_LONGSHOREMEN

Dockworker Strike Could Cost Companies $1 Billion A Day

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Shipments of products as varied as flat-screen TVs, sneakers and snow shovels could sit idle at sea or get rerouted, at great time and expense, if more than 14,000 longshoremen go on strike as threatened — a wide-ranging work stoppage that would immediately close cargo ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico to container ships.

Commerce could be brought to a near standstill at major ports from Boston to Houston if the strike takes place on Sunday, potentially delivering a big blow to retailers and manufacturers still struggling to find their footing in a weak economy.

The strike could cost companies nearly $1 billion a day, CBS Newsreports.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/12/28/dockworker-strike-could-cost-companies-1-billion-a-day/

 

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