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5 things to know about longshoremen negotiations

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The International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance agreed Friday to a contract extension until early February, averting a potential strike Sunday by more than 14,000 dockworkers that could have brought commerce at major ports along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico to a near-standstill. Five things to know about the talks: 1. PORTS INVOLVED Boston; New York-New Jersey;...

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