You’ve heard the saying, ‘look for the union label.’ Now, there’s a group of manufacturers and city leaders in the East Bay who hope to boost the local economy by putting ‘Made in Oakland’ on all their products.
The Port of Oakland’s slow recovery after a massive West Coast labor-dispute is no consolation to local citrus growers, whose exports to Asia could become almost worthless.
Six people including a woman in Berkeley and a man in Los Angeles have been arrested as part of a federal investigation into the illegal export of firearms parts from the U.S. to Thailand.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents recently seized roughly 2,300 rounds of ammunition and the cars used to try to smuggle them out of the country from the Port of Oakland, an agency spokesman said Thursday.
Exxon said the energy renaissance in the U.S. has staying power and predicts that North America will become a net exporter of oil and gas by the middle of the next decade.