$31 billion in trade is rail-landlocked or stuck off U.S. coasts

Aerial view of containers and cargo ships at the Port of Los Angeles on Jan. 19, 2022 in San Pedro, California. Qian Weizhong | Visual China Group | Getty Images Tens of billions of dollars in trade are either landlocked or anchored at sea in the United States and in Europe as congestion builds at … Read more

Railroad bottleneck at West Coast ports reaches inflection point

A Union Pacific freight train carries goods east near Palm Springs, California, a key link in the roadways and railways that connect the southern California metropolitan areas, as well as the busiest port complex in the nation, with the rest of the US David Mcnew | Getty Images News | Getty Images Rail congestion from … Read more

Restaurants are getting creative with menus to counter soaring food costs

Long Beach Fish Grill’s menu board Source: Jessica Dinglasan Jessica Dinglasan, owner of Long Beach Fish Grill in Long Beach, California, never used to write “market price” on her menu. But now the halibut fish she sources costs more than $ 30 a pound, nearly double what it was a year ago, and the 13-gallon … Read more

Here’s what you need to know about your student loans — before it’s too late

No one told Jessica Jacho in high school what she needed to know about student loans — how much to take out, what types to take out or how to apply for it. Jacho, a junior at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, has roughly $60,000 of debt with several years of school … Read more