The ILWU/PMA contract is set to expire just after the stroke of midnight tonight. However, there’s a glimmer of hope that negotiations between union dockworkers and West Coast ports are on a different course this time around.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be planning the editorial coverage for 2015. A lot of the story angles and topics I’m considering come from the Reader Survey. You guys are the ones in the field and on site, I trust your opinions and suggestions.
Intensive talks between the U.S. and Japan over the past two weeks, punctuated by President Obama’s visit to Tokyo, failed to resolve major sticking points between the two countries, which means the 12-nation trade bloc is still tentative.
The U.S. trade deficit expanded sharply to $42.3 billion in February—the highest level in five months—due in part to weaker American exports, particularly commercial aircraft, computers, and farm goods.