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Shipping logjams are polluting portside communities

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The Port of Long Beach is seen in the distance as a woman views the sunset from Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach, California on July 21, 2018.

The Port of Long Beach is seen in the distance as a woman views the sunset from Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach, California on July 21, 2018. - An Excessive Heat Warning for the Los Angeles area has been issued beginning Monday morning until Thursday July 26 as Southern California faces its second major heatwave this summer. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the US behind the nearby Port of Los Angeles. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

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COVID-19

Omicron's impact on inflation and supply chains is uncertain

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 1, 2021
Fed Chair Jerome Powell says policymakers are monitoring the impact of the variant and are ready to act to address high inflation.

Millennials facing high inflation for the first time

by Kristin Schwab Dec 1, 2021
Beset by economic instability since 9/11 and the Great Recession, many millennials feel pressured and anxious about their prospects.

"Digital-first mentality" will accelerate for shoppers and sellers, Visa CEO says

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Dec 1, 2021
Despite the omicron variant, "the recovery we're in has an awful lot of momentum," says Visa chief Al Kelly.

Renewable energy generating capacity hit a record this year. But that's half the story.

by Samantha Fields Dec 1, 2021
Because no form of electrical generation operates at full capacity all the time.

Port slowdowns worsen air pollution in neighboring communities

by Amanda Peacher Dec 1, 2021
Portside communities in California have suffered from polluted air for years.

Why don't American cities have more public bathrooms?

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Dec 1, 2021
Writer Elizabeth Yuko explains why Americans use toilets in private businesses instead of those maintained by the government.

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Philodendron Fields Monster Rally
Adu DJ Day
I'd Rather Be with You Bootsy Collins

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