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More than $1 billion worth of cargo passes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every day. Labor disputes have stalled operations for weeks now, and ships have been anchored for days.
February 21, 2015 Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.
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A NOAA map shows the forecast for sea-surface temperatures for the months of December-February, 2014-2015. Climatologists say there's a 65 percent chance of an El Nino forming.
August 8, 2014 Some Californians had been hoping El Niño would break the state out of a drought. But a government expert says of the prospect of a strong El Niño, "It's a flop."
September 2, 2011 We're with the East Coast whiners. There was serious impact. But the talk of the nation remains divided on the news media's handling.
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