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Here's how the freight rail strike could affect you

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Here's how the freight rail strike could affect you

The US economy can keep running without freight trains — but not for long. Shipping containers are pictured here at a BNSF Railway intermodal facility as the sun sets in Edgerton, Kansas.

The US economy can keep running without freight trains — but not for long. That is why the risk of the first national railroad strike in 30 years is so worrying to economists and businesses. Here is how the strike could affect you.

The US economy can keep running without freight trains — but not for long.

That is why the risk of the first national railroad strike in 30 years is so worrying to economists and businesses. A brief work stoppage — some previous rail strikes have lasted only hours — likely won't cause much economic disruption.

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