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Verizon Strike to End as Both Sides Claim Victories on Key Points
Verizon workers on the picket line in New York City on April 13, the first day that they went on strike. Credit Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times.
Verizon, Unions Reach Agreement on Contract Ending Strike  Bloomberg
Striking Verizon workers score raise and bonuses  CNNMoney
Washington Post  
Disney characters are spotted at rival Chinese theme park
The chairman of China's biggest conglomerate recently predicted that a new $5.5-billion Disney theme park opening in Shanghai next month would fail, citing a lack of innovation with intellectual properties and characters.
Securitas Bets on Technology Push to Keep Winning Market Share  Bloomberg
One Man's Quest To Destroy Disney  Seeking Alpha
Viacom board members vow to fight removal attempt
Gearing up for a battle for control of media company Viacom, board members on Monday took the unusual step of vowing to fight an expected campaign by Sumner Redstone and his family to shake up the board.
Viacom's independent directors vow to fight ouster attempt  Reuters
Viacom Board: We Are Prepared to Fight  Multichannel News
Volkswagen's Emissions Cheating Hits Profit at Biggest Brand
Profit at Volkswagen AG's namesake brand crumbled 86 percent in the first quarter, highlighting the challenge the carmaker faces in emerging from the nearly nine-month-old emissions cheating scandal.
Scandal-Hit Volkswagen Sees Profits Fall in 1st Quarter  ABC News
Volkswagen Returned to Profit in First Quarter After Huge Loss Last Year  Wall Street Journal
17 reportedly killed in India army ammunitions depot fire
NEW DELHI - A fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India early Tuesday, causing fatalities, officials said. Local news reports said at least 17 army personnel were killed in the blaze.
Report: at least 17 killed in army ammunitions depot fire  Appeal-Democrat
PM rushes defence minister Parrikar to Maharashtra's depot fire site  Hindustan Times
UberPool now covers most of central London
Uber's ride-sharing service, UberPool, is now available in a larger patch of London. Whereas before it was limited to a small part of the capital, it now spans all of zone one and zone two, as well as Heathrow Airport.
After Winning Regulatory Battle Against Ride-Sharing Firms, Austin Turns to ...  Reason
Uber, Lyft: Failure of Missouri bill makes growth unlikely  Southeast Missourian
European Shares Swing After China Surges; Dollar Holds Advance
European and Asian stocks gained amid optimism the global economy is strong enough to withstand a boost to U.S. borrowing costs that may come as early as June.
Foreign fund inflows into China stocks jump as MSCI decision looms  Reuters
China Stocks Soar on MSCI Speculation  Wall Street Journal
Carnival's Fathom Cruise Brand Delivers on its Promise
I have to confess my skepticism when I decided to cruise aboard Carnival's new cruise line, Fathom, on a “voluntourism” or “social impact” journey to the Dominican Republic.
A Cuba cruise travel guide: Everything you need to know before you go  MyAJC
Cruise resumes voyage to Cuba after electrical outage  Miami Herald
Flint water worries seep into gardens
Sheila Sanders says she intends to set out buckets to collect rain water to keep her plants irrigated. Sanders says she doesn't trust that Flint water is usable.
Engineers to present new data on Flint water quality  Detroit Free Press
Activists Give Aid To Flint Residents Once Again  blackmattersus.com (blog)
Starbreeze gets full control over Payday franchise, teases E3 2016 reveal
Starbreeze has secured full control over the Payday game franchise with a new agreement with the first-person shooter's previous owners 505 Games.
Following the next update, all safes will open for free.  PC Gamer
Starbreeze buys rights to Payday franchise, discusses future support and sequel  Polygon