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Biden to take aim at rail, sea shipping competition -source

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden will order U.S. transportation agencies in coming days to address competition in rail and sea shipping in an effort to lower the costs of shipping goods for companies, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters on Thursday. Biden’s executive order, aimed at the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and the Surface Transportation Board (STB), is also aimed at ultimately helping to lower consumer prices, the source said. The order will ask the STB to consider long-standing measures to increase competition where the railroad is monopoliz…

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