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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 agree to pay raises, new jobs to end strike  Reuters
Verizon, Unions Reach Agreement on Contract Ending Strike  Bloomberg
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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 Independent Directors Vow to Fight Redstone's Ouster Attempt  Fortune
UPDATE 1-Viacom's independent directors vow to fight ouster attempt  Reuters
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.
German Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Before ECB Meeting  Bloomberg
Disney Outraged as China Theme Park Pirates Snow White, Captain America  Newsmax
OPEC's Cheap Oil Strategy Lures Drivers Back Into Gas Guzzlers
As OPEC ministers gather in Vienna, they may notice more sport utility vehicles on the streets of the Austrian capital than on previous visits.
New Saudi energy minister shows he takes OPEC seriously  Reuters
NYMEX crude up in Asia, Brent down as investors look ahead to OPEC  Nasdaq
Germany's unemployment rate hits record low
FRANKFURT--German jobless claims fell more than expected in May and the jobless rate hit a fresh record low, data from the BA labor agency showed Tuesday, cementing Germany's position as the strongest labor market in the eurozone.
German unemployment down to 6 percent in May  Washington Post
EU unemployment rate hits seven-year low – business live  The Guardian
New regional transit plan: What's in it for Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti?
A bus stops to drop off and pick up passengers at the Blake Transit Center in downtown Ann Arbor. (File photo | The Ann Arbor News).
Tax push for $4.6B Detroit area transit plan begins  The Detroit News
Detroit-Area Voters Will Be Asked To Back Mass Transit Tax  CBS Local
Euro-Area Inflation Rate Stays Negative as ECB Mulls Outlook
Euro-area consumer prices failed to increase for a fourth consecutive month, highlighting policy makers' struggle to stoke inflation despite multiple rounds of stimulus.
Eurozone Remains in Deflation  Wall Street Journal
Eurozone inflation rate remains below zero in May  Washington Post
Emerging Stocks Advance to Three-Week High Led by Jump in China
Emerging-market stocks headed for the highest close in three weeks as optimism the U.S. economy will withstand higher interest rates improved the outlook for developing-nation exporters.
China stocks mark biggest gain in almost 3 months on MSCI speculation  MarketWatch
China stocks close up, investors eye mainland MSCI inclusion  Reuters
Engineers To Present New Data On Flint Water Quality
FLINT (AP) - A Virginia Tech professor who helped uncover the lead contamination of drinking water in Flint, Michigan, is preparing to release data that he says will show the water's condition is getting better.
Flint water worries seep into gardens  The Detroit News
Drinking Water in Alexandria Public Schools Tested Over Holiday Weekend  NBC4 Washington
Coach, standout athlete Bryant Lausberg dead at 27
DOVER - Bryant Lausberg, former coach of the Marshwood High School baseball team in Maine and the Somersworth/Coe-Brown hockey team, as well as a standout athlete in his own right, died Sunday at age 27.
New Hampshire police investigating death of teacher in Dover  Chron.com