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Colonel Sanders more profitable in China than the U.S.

Feb 21, 2011
For the first time ever, KFC is making bigger profits in China than in the U.S.
Posted In: China, Food

Help Wanted in the World's Workshop

Feb 17, 2011
The photo on the left was taken two days ago by the China Daily outside the train station in Liwu, Zhejiang province--the manufacturing hub of th...
Posted In: China, rob schmitz

China's big unemployment problem

Feb 15, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Rob Schmitz about the challenging job market Chinese college grads are facing.
Posted In: China, Jobs

Apple goes to Foxconn, finds problems

Feb 15, 2011
Apple has just issued a report of auditing trips it made to China in 2010 to inspect conditions at its manufacturing plants, including Foxconn....
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, gadgets, manufacturing, world

U.S. panel may block Huawei-3Leaf deal, report says

Feb 14, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reports a U.S. government panel will recommend that President Obama veto a bid by China's Huawai Technologies Co. to buy the assets of Bay Area developer 3Leaf Systems. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: China, Mergers and Acquisitions

iPhone Nano?

Feb 11, 2011
It's not like a new Apple rumor emerges every day. Just every day ending in a y. Latest rumbling comes courtesy of Bloomberg, pointing to an...
Posted In: apple, business, China, India, iPhone, world

China-Taiwan Reunification? Not Tonight. I've Got a Headache.

Feb 11, 2011
Perhaps Yuan Yuan and Tuan Tuan weren't the right names. But that's what the Chinese government named a male and a female panda it loaned to Taiw...
Posted In: China, panda, Taiwan, Tuan Tuan, Yuan Yuan

MID-DAY UPDATE: Fannie and Freddie, commercial real estate, Jordanian tourism

Feb 9, 2011
The Mortgage Bankers Association this morning reported that applications for home mortgages dropped 5.5 percent last week. And the Wall Street...
Posted In: China, commercial real estate, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, mid-day update, mortgage, rent, tomatoes, Wall Street Journal, wheat

Drought in China threatens global wheat supply

Feb 9, 2011
China is the world's largest producer and consumer of grain. But after severe winter droughts in the northern breadbasket region, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a global wheat shortage that will drive up the cost of foods like noodles and cereal. Rob Schmitz has more.
Posted In: China, Food

China raises interest rates to nip inflation

Feb 8, 2011
China raised interest rates for the second time in six weeks, highlighting inflation fears that are worrying many developing economies.
Posted In: China, The Federal Reserve

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