Jan 9, 2013 The U.S. is importing less oil, and that will continue into next year. The Energy Information Administration expects the lowest oil import levels in 25 years.
Dec 28, 2012 A strike by East Coast dockworkers has been put off at least 30 days. These union members are often highly skilled, and they're critical to vital bottlenecks of global trade: ports.
Dec 28, 2012 We head into the weekend facing not one, but two possible shocks to the economy. There's the fiscal cliff, of course. And then there's the ports. Unionized longshoremen at 14 ports from Maine to Houston threaten to strike at midnight on Saturday, over a pay dispute.
Dec 28, 2012 The stuff we all buy – shoes, clothes, tools and nails – could all be harder to come by starting soon. Longshoremen on the East Coast and shipping companies and port operators have until midnight Sunday to work out a new contract.
Dec 27, 2012 Angelenos traded in automatic weapons and handguns in exchange for $100-$200 grocery gift cards at a buyback event. The mayor says they've picked up over 10,000 weapons. But gun owners aren't giving up all their firearms.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 21, 2012 A tense contract negotiation could end in a strike for East Coast longshoremen.
Dec 5, 2012 A deal has been reached to end an eight day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which handle almost half of all the cargo that arrives by sea in this country.
Dec 4, 2012 The strike at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles rumbles on, bringing losses to some and opportunities to others.
Dec 4, 2012 The disease could wipe out a third of Britain's forest, and landowners and tree growers could lose tens of millions.
Dec 3, 2012 Today, huge container ships are anchored off-shore from southern California today, waiting to get into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It's the seventh day of a strike that has crippled the busiest port complex in the country.