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A look inside a Foxconn factory

Apr 5, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of the few reporters to gain access into a Foxconn factory. He discusses what working conditions were like for the workers there.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, China

Amid budget crisis, Spaniards still buy Apple

Apr 4, 2012
Spain is suffering the highest unemployment rate in Europe right now and is trying to shrink a major budget deficit. Still, Spanish consumers are buying up pricey Apple products -- and the company is taking notice.
Posted In: spain, apple

Reporter's Notebook: From both sides of the gates of Foxconn

Apr 4, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz takes you behind the scenes of Foxconn for exclusive access into what life is like for the workers who help assemble your Apple products.
Posted In: Foxconn, Reporter's Notebook, apple, China

Apple stock predicted to hit $1,000 a share

Apr 3, 2012
Apple stock has defied gravity to top $600 a share. Now two analysts predict it could hit $1,000, creating a $1 trillion company.
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Foxconn, Apple agree to improve worker conditions

Mar 30, 2012
Foxconn says it'll hike pay and limit work hours after an investigation found the firm was regularly violating labor rules.
Posted In: China, Foxconn, apple

FLA's Foxconn report uncovers labor violations

Mar 29, 2012
Auret van Heerden, president of the Fair Labor Association, discusses working conditions at Foxconn's factories and the fixes that Apple and Foxconn are promising.
Posted In: China, Foxconn, apple

How to spend a $100 billion: Ask Apple

Mar 19, 2012
Apple earns only about 1% interest by hoarding its pile of cash reserves. Today, it announced how it would start earning investor love with a stock buyback and dividends.
Posted In: apple, dividends, stock buybacks

Apple, changing to the core, offers dividend

Mar 19, 2012
Apple, after amassing nearly $100 billion in cash, bows to shareholder pressure for a dividend. Investors want Apple to keep growing fast too.
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Daisey lied, but factory working conditions in China still lag

Mar 19, 2012
Mike Daisey made up the details of his first-hand account of dismal working conditions at Apple factories in China for his stage play and the radio program This American Life. But for workers in China, the issues are real.
Posted In: mike daisey, apple, Foxconn, this american life

Apple to buy back $10 billion stock, pay dividend

Mar 19, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a conference call today it would start spending down its nearly $100-billion pile of cash with a $10 billion share buyback and a quarterly stock dividend of $2.65 a share.
Posted In: apple, stock buybacks, dividends, tim cook

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