McCaskill Opposes Port Deal; Talent Also Has Questioned It

1 decade 3 years 10 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
After public and congressional concerns about the deal last week, President Bush's administration says it will investigate plans by the Dubai-owned D.P. World to buy the current ports operator. That company, Peninsular And Oriental Steam Navigation Company, is based in London. State Auditor McCaskill says today at the annual Missouri Democrat Days gathering that the new review isn't needed and the deal should just be stopped. McCaskill is challenging Republican Sen. Jim Talent. He's questioned the ports deal, too, and asked for an investigation. A Talent spokesman wasn't available for additional comment.

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