Panama canal contractor pays wages

A ship sails at the Panama Canal near an area under construction as a part of its expansion project in Panama City, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

January 20, 2012 11:54:30 AM PST
The main contractor on $5.25-billion expansion project at the Panama Canal says it has written checks for unpaid wages that sparked a walkout by about 6,000 workers.