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Deal reached, port crisis averted

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

A deal has been reached to avoid a strike by more than 14,000 longshoremen at major ports from Houston to Boston.

A federal mediator says an expired contract for workers in the International Association of Longshoremen will be extended for another 30 days.

The longshoremen had been preparing for a possible strike Sunday.

Some say the move would have crippled operations at ports that handle about 40 percent of all US container cargo.

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