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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

U.S. economy grows 3% in fourth quarter

Mar 29, 2012
The U.S. government has confirmed that the economy grew 3 percent last quarter, and that could mean that the U.S. economy and the European economy are going to diverge this year as the U.S. grows and Europe shrinks.
Posted In: China, growth, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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

Worries about China have markets on alert

Mar 23, 2012
China appears to be on the verge of an economic slowdown, and that has investors around the globe concerned.
Posted In: China's Economy, China

U.S. to impose tariffs on Chinese solar panels

Mar 21, 2012
The U.S. will impose new tariffs on cheap Chinese solar panels. The new duties will be low. Analysts say it's not likely to spark a trade war.
Posted In: solar, solar power, China, tariffs

China to hike oil prices, risk slower growth

Mar 20, 2012
China's government has announced a 7 percent oil price increase. The hike could slow growth but some say it might also reduce wealth inequality.
Posted In: China, Oil, gas prices

Experts see solid signs that China growth is slowing

Mar 15, 2012
A respected JP Morgan analyst has claimed that it is a sure thing that the Chinese economy will be coming in for a "hard landing," at 6 percent growth.
Posted In: China, growth

U.S. challenges China in WTO over rare earth restrictions

Mar 13, 2012
The Obama administration is taking China to the World Trade Organization saying it's not playing fair with those crucial raw materials.
Posted In: China, rare earth minerals

U.S., EU and Japan protesting China's rare earth policy

Mar 13, 2012
It takes a lot of what are called rare earths to make the electronics that keep us going in the 21st century. The Obama Administration believes China is holding back its supply of these special metals to drive up prices and now the U.S. , the European Union, and Japan are taking their beef about China to the World Trade Organization.
Posted In: rare earth minerals, China, Barack Obama, WTO

The rare earth advantage

Mar 13, 2012
U.S. and EU complain to the World Trade Organization about Chinese dominance and policy in the vital high-tech sector.
Posted In: rare earths, rare earth minerals, China

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