A container ship is docked at the Port of Miami on December 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Unionized dockworkers along the East Coast of the United States from Texas to Massachusetts are threatening to strike starting December 30, a move that could disrupt commerce across the country. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Strike Averted, For Now At East Coast Ports

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.