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Brewing companies look to up their game in China

Apr 10, 2012
Bloomberg News reports that local beer in China tends go for the equivalent of about 30 cents a can, so there's the push is on for super fancy high end beer like... Budweiser.
Posted In: beer, Budweiser, China

Funny-looking clam fetches top dollar in China

Apr 10, 2012
Poachers ply the waters of the Pacific Northwest to cash in on demand for geoducks.
Posted In: Environment, poaching, geoducks, China

China sets up rare earths industry association

Apr 9, 2012
China -- which controls 90 percent of the rare earths market -- looks to finally consolidate and streamline the sector there.
Posted In: China, rare earths

Inside Foxconn as iPads get made

Apr 9, 2012
Marketplace’s China correspondent travels where few have gone before and visits the production line.
Posted In: China, Foxconn, apple, iPad, manufacturing

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

China's premier calls for break up of bank monopoly

Apr 4, 2012
A top Chinese official called for the country to crack down on its bank monopoly. Small businesses have had trouble getting loans and that's putting a damper on China's growth.
Posted In: China

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

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

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