Union dockworkers ratify labor contract for U.S. West Coast ports LOS ANGELES, May 22- Union dockworkers at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a contract agreement reached in February with shipping companies and terminal operators to end months of labor strife that snarled trans-Pacific trade. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union voted 82 percent in favor of the new...
| By: Steve Gorman
Hero miles for military members: Real estate magnate's plea Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation, Ken Fisher, discusses the Hero Miles program with CNBC's Dina Gusovsky. During Military Appreciation Month, Fisher is asking every traveler to donate 1,000 of their miles to replenish the Hero Miles programs that is in danger of running out.
U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: opening up to a changing world SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 22- Much about the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency remains classified, but the U.S. spy agency that maps and analyzes the earth is opening up more than ever, from sharing computer source code on a public website to tapping new sources of intelligence. The National Security Agency's page premiered this week, and the Defense...
| By: Andrea Shalal
UPDATE 2-Amgen ends partnership with AstraZeneca on psoriasis drug May 22- Amgen Inc said it will terminate a collaboration with AstraZeneca Plc to develop a psoriasis drug after it observed suicidal thoughts in the subjects of a trial. AstraZeneca could decide on the development and marketing of the drug for all territories, except for Japan and certain Asian territories, where Kyowa Hakko Kirin has the rights to it, Amgen said.
| By: Amrutha Penumudi
State agrees to pay $7.6M to firm that handled Sandy program Chris Christie's administration has reached a deal to pay $7.6 million to a firm the state contracted to help handle applications for its Superstorm Sandy housing recovery program. The state Department of Community Affairs reached the agreement on Thursday with Hammerman and Gainer Inc., also called HGI, department spokeswoman Lisa Ryan said.
Source: The Associated Press
Hampton Creek CEO: Moment to make food biz better According to the New York Times, major food companies are turning to Hampton Creek for its powdered egg substitutes as a way to solve the current egg shortage. Insight, with founder and CEO Josh Tetrick.
UPDATE 1-U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, May 22- As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps- importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A spokeswoman for Archer Daniels Midland Co said that as egg supplies tighten and prices rise, the food processing...
| By: P.J. Huffstutter and Bill Berkrot