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As China Costs Rise, US Factories Return Home

Reuters | Scott Malone and Ernest Scheyder | Posted 07.24.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Seesmart Inc (SEST.PK), a small California lighting company, used to make all of its LED products in China, but last year that started to ...

Foxconn Turning To Robots

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

Robots are coming to China. China is expected to surpass Japan as the world’s largest robotics market in two years, raising concerns that the mac...

Labor Activists Peer Into Shadows of Apple's Factory Empire

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Our gadgets and tablets make our lives easier, but those palm-sized miracles of convenience are built by hard work in a metastisizing global chain of low-wage labor.

iPad Factory Reports Worker Suicide

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group, the main supplier of Apple Inc , said on Thursday a worker at a Chinese plant jumped from his apartment o...

Massive Riot Erupts At Foxconn Factory

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology

Frustrations erupted Monday night at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, when a minor incident sparked a Foxconn workers riot against security guards. Ap...

Robots Making Presence Felt At China's Factories

Reuters | Don Durfee | Posted 08.03.2012 | Technology

By Don Durfee BAODING, China (Reuters) - The giant orange robotic arms that swiftly weld together car frames at the Great Wall Motors f...

Activists Slam iPad Factory Working Conditions

Reuters | Lee Chyen Yee and James Pomfret | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

By Lee Chyen Yee and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Working conditions at Foxconn's gargantuan Chinese factories that assemble App...

GRAPHIC: What's Made Using Child Or Slave Labor?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

It's hard to believe, but true: Still today, many everyday products from around the globe are the result of child and slave labor, according to a 2011...

Apple To Help Improve Factories In China

Reuters | John Ruwitch | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc and its key supplier Foxconn Technology Group will share the initial costs of improving ...

Apple's Inspirational Note For New Hires

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

The Apple inspirational note left on the desk of Instagram user "M" and discovered by New York Times columnist Nick Bilton, sums what it means to be a...

Apple's Goliath Effect

Jonathan Littman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Media
Jonathan Littman

For two financial quarters in a row, the New York Times has expertly timed slingshots at Apple that have had a material effect on its stock. But that's what happens when you're Goliath. They say the third time's a charm.

High Flying Apple Hits Turbulence In Brazil, Foxconn's Gou Calls Workers 'Animals'

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Foxconn seeking low wage targets of opportunity actually disrupts Brazil's quest to create high value jobs that promote income distribution and build a stronger, more inclusive society.

Foxconn Workers Protest, Threaten To Jump Off Roof

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology

TAIPEI, April 27 (Reuters) - Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn, Apple Inc's main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a buil...

Apple's Two Faces: Power Gaps Between Brazil and China Foxconn Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Apple presides over a global technology empire, but the economic landscapes it shapes around the world are strangely uneven. As long as corporations can freely cross national boundaries, workers' rights should be just as global.

The System Isn't Broken; It Was Built This Way

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

Where in the world can we go to get an accurate picture of where capitalism will inevitably lead us 20 to 30 years down the road? Communist China, ironically.

Defending Mr. Daisey, Part 2: Big Fact, Little Fact

Scott Walters | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Scott Walters

Did Marketplace's Rob Schmitz really think that, on a tour of the facility arranged by Apple and Foxxconn that he would meet underaged workers, people poisoned on the job, or people who had been hurt in a explosion?

WATCH: iPad Assembled At Foxconn Factory

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 04.12.2012 | Technology

Rumors, reports and downright lies have been swirling around the conditions of Foxconn factories in China that assemble products like Apple's new iPad...

Is The Era Of Cheap Chinese Labor Coming To An End?

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business

* Apple, Foxconn deal adds to view low cost era is over * Deal coincides with rising wages, tighter labour force * Worke...

Defending Mr. Daisey

Scott Walters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Scott Walters

It makes sense to expect that the most important aspects of Mike Daisey's monologue be able to stand up to scrutiny, but to excerpt a theatre piece, a work of testimonia, a memoir and suddenly expect it to stand up to journalistic standards is naïve at best and dishonest at worst.

Foxconn Chairman Makes Big Promise

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2012 | Technology

(Adds quotes, details) By Lee Chyen Yee and Jeanny Kao BOAO, China April 1 (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group will ke...

Apple/Foxconn Promises -- We'll See

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Apple's suppliers promise to improve conditions, make workplaces safer, stop forcing such long hours and lift wages. Foxconn even says they'll start obeying Chinese law -- but not until next year!

Foxconn and the Curious Silence of Social Media

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Adam Hanft

Seduction wins over obligation. Based on the minimal level of visible, practical outrage -- boycotts, petitions, any social storm at all -- it's clear that the manifold pleasures we derive from Apple's products are blinding us.

The iPhone and Consumer Guilt

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green
Annie Leonard

Next time someone says they feel guilty for owning an iPhone, ask if they were the one who decided to maintain a 73% profit margin while underpaying workers on 18-hour-shifts. To roll out new models at breakneck speed? To use conflict minerals and toxic chemicals?

Apple Products: Now With 10 Percent Less Guilt

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

The odds of you winning tonight's $540 million Mega Millions jackpot are 175 million to one, but there are only seven and a half things you need to kn...

Foxconn Cuts Working Hours, Employees Ask Why

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology

LONGHUA, China, March 30 (Reuters) - When Chinese worker Wu Jun heard that her employer, the giant electronics assembly company Foxconn, had given e...