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Airing on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015: What happens when your ship comes in, and there’s no one there to unload your goods? We look at the ripple effect of the West Coast port strike. Plus, the choices are shrinking when it comes to online flight and hotel booking services. Weeks after snapping up Travelocity, Expedia announced a $1.6 billion buyout of another competitor, Orbitz, and competing giant Priceline is buying up smaller brands like Kayak. Who’s benefiting from all this? Also, we look at the new $17.5 billion International Monetary Fund loan package given to Ukraine. "It's a tough program, and it's not without risk," says the IMF chief.