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Pension proposal in $1.1 trillion spending plan riles Teamsters, retiree advocates

From the Journal of Commerce:

The “cromnibus” spending bill has produced something for practically everyone to hate, and at the top of the list for organized labor is a proposed amendment that could cut benefits for elderly retirees who draw their income from troubled multiemployer pension plans.

The proposal, introduced by Reps. John Kline, R-Minn., […]

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As ships get bigger, so do the risks for shippers

From the Journal of Commerce:

As the world’s first 19,000 TEU ship sets sail on its maiden voyage on Monday, concerns are being raised that mega container ships pose a substantial risk to cargo and crew due to their sheer size and inability of supporting infrastructure to come to their aid in the event […]

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