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Congestion at ports of L.A., Long Beach is putting a damper on economy
Congestion at ports of L.A., Long Beach is putting a damper on economy

Brutal congestion at the nation's busiest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach is throwing a kink into an economy that's finally kicking into high gear. The months-long bottleneck is hurting retailers and other businesses that aren't getting their shipments on time as massive ships from Asia anchor off the Los Angeles coastline waiting for the docks to clear. "It's been the bane of my existence," said Lisa Foster, whose Venice business sells reusable shopping bags imported from China. "And it's only getting worse and worse and worse." That's in stark contrast to a national economy that's on pace to add the most new jobs since...

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