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UPS and the Teamsters hold a rally in Orange, California.

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Hard Numbers: Teamsters reach UPS deal, Hun Sen to step down, Paris reopens the Seine, Ghana kills death penalty, Israel’s markets tumble

340,000: Parcel carrier UPS reached a deal Tuesday with the Teamsters union, which represents 340,000 of its drivers. The agreement averts a strike that would have dealt a crippling blow to the US economy — UPS moves 6% of America’s GDP annually.

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A boat passes a container ship at anchor during a strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada at Canada's busiest port of Vancouver, British Columbia.

REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Political fortunes, job futures, and billions hang in the balance amid labor unrest

A port workers' strike in British Columbia that has snarled trade between Canada and its trading partners, including the US, since early July was thought to have ended. But picketers were back in action on Tuesday after union leaders rejected a deal worked out through federal mediation. And then there was another twist.

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A commuter Seabus passes idle shipping cranes towering over stacked containers during a strike by dock workers at Canada's busiest port of Vancouver, British Columbia.

REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Canadian dock workers to go back to work, but UPS strike still on

Right on the buzzer Thursday, over 7,000 workers at some of Canada’s busiest ports — including Vancouver and Prince Rupert — accepted a settlement proposed by a federal mediator to end their strike.

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