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The US could see its supply chain derailed

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A national rail strike could ensue if a paid sick-leave deal isn't reached
One of the United States' largest rail unions rejected a deal with freight companies and, after a cooling-off period that expires on December 9, the country could see a rail strike that could collapse its supply chain ahead of the holiday season. The cost to the US economy could be about $2 billion per day and passenger rails, like Amtrak, could see major disruptions.
A deal has appeared distant but Congress could still intervene to force one, based on Depression-era legislation. At present, the biggest sticking...
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