Retailers Cautious on U.S. Consumers Risk Holiday Shipping

Retailers Cautious on U.S. Consumers Risk Holiday Shipping

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Shipping containers sit idle at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S. The combined inbound- container volume at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports fell 9.4 percent in August from a year earlier, following declines 2.3 percent and 4.6 percent in July and June, according to Bloomberg data.