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Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and unions said Monday.

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Coffee-makers are satisfying a thirst for bottled cold brews

Coffee-makers from global giants JAB and Illy to smaller upstarts such as High Brew, La Colombe and Chameleon Cold-Brew are putting their brews on ice. They’re introducing high-end, ready-made, chilled bottled and canned coffee, betting grocery shoppers will embrace yet one more way to get their caffeine jolt.

Technology

Effort to expose Russia’s ‘troll army’ draws vicious retaliation

A journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators. As Jessikka Aro expected, she received some feedback from people who had clashed with aggressively pro-Russian voices online. But she was taken aback, and shaken, by a vicious retaliatory campaign of harassment and insults against her and her work by those same pro-Russian voices.

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Nigeria: Security forces kill oil militants, separatists

Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police officers, officials and witnesses. The violence erupted in Nigeria's restive south as the military mounted an offensive in the oil rich south-central Niger Delta and separatists protested in the southeast.

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Why Silpada Designs is closing

The Lenexa-based business had been losing money, the owners were making up the difference and employees did not know. It plans to shut down at the end of July, leaving loyal customers little time to feed their Silpada appetites.
Mark Davis mdavis@kcstar.com
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