After reaching a tentative contract agreement that covers the West Coast's 29 seaports, dockworkers are clearing an immense backlog of cargo that accumulated as their negotiations with employers stalled.
Costco shoppers who have been limited for years to American Express credit cards may be able to pluck a new option from their wallets or purses next year after an exclusivity deal between the companies expires.
Seaports in major West Coast cities that normally are abuzz with the sound of commerce have fallen unusually quiet. Companies that operate marine terminals didn't call workers Thursday to unload ships that carry car parts, furniture, clothing, electronics — just about anything made in Asia and destined for U.S. consumers. Containers of U.S. exports won't get loaded, either.
Troubles on the West Coast waterfront are getting worse. Amid an increasingly damaging labor dispute, 29 West Coast seaports that handle about $1 trillion of goods annually will be mostly closed four of the next five days.
Delta topped longtime airline leader Hawaiian for on-time performance in December, as cancellations fell and on-time ratings for most airlines improved. About 88.0 percent of Delta's flights were on time, compared with 87.9 percent for Hawaiian.
A traveler detained for more than 20 hours after a search of energy bars and a sports watch in his carry-on bag at an airport has sued the Transportation Security Administration and accused a TSA supervisor of lying.
Driving Miss Annie
As president of Hawaii Auto Dealers Association, Aloha Kia owner Bill Van Den Hurk and his faithful companion annie are looking forward to seeing you at the 2015 First Hawaiian International Auto Show next weekend Read More »