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Strike averted, for now, at East Coast ports

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A deal has been struck that for now averts a strike by 14,500 longshoremen at major ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. A federal mediator announced Friday that an expired contract for workers in the International Association of Longshoremen would be extended for another 30 days while negotiations continue. The longshoremen had been preparing for a possible strike...

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