FOREIGN TRADE: Port of Dreams

The 20 acres with the big warehouse on them looked just like any other part of New Orleans' busy river front. But last week they became something very special and mighty important to New Orleans' world-trading citizens. The 20 acres officially became a free port, the only one in the U.S. outside of New York's foreign-trade zone. New Orleans, now busting its buttons in its zeal to build up its port, second biggest in the U.S. in dollar volume, hoped that its foreign-trade zone would lure ships to the mouth of the Mississippi as New York's had brought ships...

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