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Looming Port Strike Could Cost Economy Billions

Time is running out to avoid a strike at 14 ports from Boston to Houston that could choke off half of the ocean containers carrying goods to and from American shores. Businesses that depend on the flow of goods are warning of billions of dollars in economic damage.

Buzzwords of the Week: Rightsizing and Rightshoring

You can't call layoffs downsizing anymore, and offshoring sounds just as bad to workers as "shipping your jobs to Asia." So what do you do when your euphemisms run out of juice? Replace them with better buzzwords, of course. And who could object to something so "right" as rightsizing or rightshoring?

Four Stocks to Buy After CEOs Meet With Obama

The CEOs of 20 companies are visiting the White House Wednesday, and those executives will try to get something in return for the political cover they're giving President Obama. That could mean higher earnings for their shareholders down the road -- so which ones should you have in your 2011 portfolio?

What Would a Justice Elena Kagan Mean for Business?

Elena Kagan would bring brilliance, hard work, good character and gender diversity to the Supreme Court as the replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens, according to most coverage to date. But her positions on substantive business issues are still pretty much a mystery.