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Bangladesh Building Collapse


Reuters | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

* Engineer had said building was unsafe day before accident * Death toll climbs to 501, scores still missing * Canada's ...

Dave Jamieson

Retailers' Pledges On Garment Worker Safety Ring Hollow | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

The climbing death toll in the wake of a massive building collapse in Bangladesh has put increasing pressure on Western retailers to commit themselves...

What You Wear Might Kill

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Nancy Cohen-koan

As more and more people are arrested over the horrible neglect that led to so many deaths in the Bangladesh factories, one can't help but think of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in 1911, and wonder how much has changed.

May Day Protests In Bangladesh Kick Off With Angry Scenes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

Bangladeshi protesters enraged by a deadly factory collapse led rallies across Asia against low wages and poor working conditions on Wednesday, kickin...

Emran Hossain

Thousands Still May Be Missing In Bangladesh Collapse | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Relatives of workers still missing in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building say the true number of dead is far greater than the offi...

How Responsible Are Western Retailers For The Bangladesh Disaster?

Der Spiegel | Hasnain Kazim, Nils Klawitter and Wieland Wagner | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

More than 3,000 people worked producing cheap t-shirts for European clothing chains in the highrise sweatshop that collapsed in Bangladesh last week. ...

The Lethal Lemons on the Road to Bangladesh

William K. Black | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
William K. Black

As firms are forced by "free trade" to force lower wages on their workers if they wish to stay competitive with their competitors who manufacture goods in nations like Bangladesh, and as firms in Bangladesh engage in the same competition to constrain wages, the result can be murderous.

Emran Hossain

Plodding Rescue In Factory Collapse Fuels Rage In Bangladesh | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

Shahana Akter somehow survived at least four days beneath the rubble of the eight-story Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, the collapsed factory building where...

What If George Akerlof Had Written About Lethal 'Lemons'?

William K. Black | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
William K. Black

If you have studied economics at the university level in the last 35 years, it is likely you were introduced to the concept of "asymmetrical information" and George Akerlof's famous 1970 article on markets for "lemons."

Fire Breaks Out In Collapsed Bangladesh Building's Remains

AP | JULHAS ALAM and CHRIS BLAKE | Posted 06.28.2013 | Business

SAVAR, Bangladesh -- The fugitive owner of an illegally constructed building that collapsed and killed at least 377 people was captured by commandos a...

Factory Collapse in Bangladesh Shows Cracks in the System

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.28.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

There are few ways to make a decent living in Bangladesh, but there are many ways to die trying. The cracks in the manufacturing system are showing. As workers grimly await the next tragedy, the world will ignore their warnings at its peril.

Owner Of Deadly Bangladesh Factory Arrested

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | Business

* Owner of collapsed building arrested fleeing to India-police * More than 900 missing, police say * Four pulled from r...

Bangladesh Orders Arrest Of Collapsed Factory's Owners

Reuters | Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

* Seventy-two people rescued on Friday * Hundreds unaccounted for; death toll hits 304 * Official says building did not have correct permits ...

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

Emran Hossain

Workers Clubbed By Police In Wake Of Deadly Building Collapse | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

Protesters calling for the death of a building owner in Bangladesh whose eight-story structure collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least 290 people, we...

Bangladesh Building Collapse Claims 260 Lives

Reuters | By JULHAS ALAM and AL-EMRUN GARJON | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — "Save us, brother. I beg you, brother," Mohammad Altab moaned to the rescuers who could not help him. He was pinned between...

Dozens Dead In Bangladesh Building Collapse

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

SAVAR, Bangladesh — Workers trapped in the wreckage of a collapsed factory building in Bangladesh cried out for help Thursday, as rescuers strug...