pma logo pacific maritime associationwest coast longshoremenPort Contract Negotiations Worsening – Despite a federal mediator joining labor contract negotiations between the terminals operators (PMA) and longshoremen (ILWU) last week, hostility between the parties is increasing.  The PMA and ILWU are both publicly accusing the other of being the root cause of the dispute.

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New US-Cuba Rules Start Today – Beginning this Friday, U.S. citizens and companies will face less restrictions regarding Cuba.  U.S. citizens will not face daily spending limits in Cuba, can use credit cards and take home up to $100 in alcohol and tobacco products.  Although commercial trade will be highly restricted, there are some new opportunities for U.S. exports.

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CNN Receives FAA Approval for Drone Tests –CNN has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test drone cameras in news reporting.  CNN is partnering with the Georgia Tech Research Institute in the endeavor.  The FAA is looking to closely regulate drone traffic but has also shown openness to evolve rules with the technology.  Companies like Amazon want to use drones for local small package delivery.

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