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PODCAST: A good time to be in the air freight industry

David Brancaccio Feb 18, 2015
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: A good time to be in the air freight industry

David Brancaccio Feb 18, 2015
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The attorney general says the time is approaching to prosecute Wall Street … or not. Plus, dock workers at West Coast ports haven’t had a contract since the end of June and somehow they haven’t been working quite as fast. This has caused bottlenecks for months that are starting to really hit factories and retailers across the country. One winner here already: the air freight industry. The International Air Transport Association says global air cargo rose 4.5 percent last year, due in part to the congestion at these shipping terminals. More on that. And fair trade coffee is meant to give smaller growers a larger share of high retail prices. You may have seen other fair trade crafts in hipster boutiques but some of that merchandise is now coming to a department store near you. We head to Guatamala to find out more.

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