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Ports of L.A., Long Beach warn of delays if sequestration occurs
Ports of L.A., Long Beach warn of delays if sequestration occurs

Operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may slow if automatic spending cuts go into effect Friday, port officials said, as fewer U.S. customs officers would delay the flow of international cargo through the massive sea ports. Officials of the two ports, which handle 40% of cargo that enters the U.S., warn that so-called sequestration would deal a blow to the Southern California economy as goods headed to market are delayed. QUIZ: Test your knowledge about the debt limit How significant the possible disruption would be remains to be seen as it’s unclear how automatic budget cuts would be implemented by the U.S. Coast Guard, which provides security and inspects...

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