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  • Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?

    Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?
    It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police officers making Los Angeles safe. What you don't often hear from these candidates, however, is a thoughtful vision for the Port of Los Angeles.
  • Firms round up; we pay the price

    We live in an age of supercomputer-driven, lightning-fast digital technology that can determine the time of day down to the nanosecond. So why do shipping companies routinely round up package weights to the nearest pound? How come cellphone companies...

    Port strike numbers are out to sea

    Port strike numbers are out to sea
    Big, round numbers always get people's attention. Numbers such as $1 billion, which has been bandied about as the economic loss per day nationally from the eight-day strike that shut down most of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. That figure...

    Eco-friendly packaging influences shopping decisions, study says

    More U.S. shoppers are interested in choosing eco-friendly packaging, but they're confused about which types are best for the environment, according to a study on packaging and the environment released Monday. The study from the New Jersey marketing...

    Samsung reportedly passes Apple in smartphone shipments

    Samsung has passed Apple as the world's top shipper of smartphones in the third quarter of the year, according to a report from the research firm Strategy Analytics. But while Samsung sent more smartphones to retailer warehouses than Apple did during...