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Microsoft bought Nokia, but how is the real economy?

Sep 3, 2013
A look at how factory numbers are affecting our domestic economy this week.
Posted In: Economy, business, factory

Factory data suggest economic pick-up

Jun 3, 2013
The Institute of Supply Management releases its survey of U.S. factories for the month of May today. In Europe, the latest factory ordering data are indicating modest economic improvement.
Posted In: factory, Europe, Chrysler

A solution to a garment industry crisis?

May 28, 2013
The solution to garment industry worker abuses could lay in the hands of an unexpected retailer.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, clothing, factory

Plenty of finger-pointing, but little compensation in Bangladesh factory tragedies

Apr 25, 2013
The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh reportedly producing clothing for American and European companies is raising questions about what those companies owe after a tragedy.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory, Walmart

Building collapse in Bangladesh kills garment factory workers

Apr 24, 2013
A building collapse at a garment factory in Bangladesh has left at least 100 people dead and injured a thousand more. This is the second disaster at a Bangladeshi garment factory in less than six months.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory

Wal-Mart gives suppliers a deadline to disclose factory details

Apr 15, 2013
Wal-Mart wants suppliers to list exactly which factories they work with. The retail giant says it will cut ties with anyone who subcontracts work without permission.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, supply chain, factory

Harley-Davidson pulls the plug on factory floor music

Mar 6, 2013
Harley-Davidson factories no longer allow music on the assembly line, due to safety concerns.
Posted In: factory, workplace safety

Apple finds underage labor in its Chinese supply chain

Jan 25, 2013
The report on supplier responsibility from Apple indicates progress on working conditions and excessive overtime requirements at the tech giant's Chinese suppliers, including its largest supplier, Foxconn. But the report also revealed one supplier was employing child workers.
Posted In: Foxconn, apple, China, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

Bangladesh mourns factory worker deaths

Nov 27, 2012
Bangladesh is holding a day of mourning following a deadly garment factory fire. It has emerged the factory was making products for western companies, including Wal-Mart.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory, labor

The end of the Great Migration: A factory town's downward slide

Oct 1, 2012
Nearly a quarter of a billion Chinese workers relocated from the country's interior to the factory towns on the coast in one of the largest human migration the planet has ever known. Now, 20 years later, the great migration is drawing to a close.
Posted In: China, great migration, factory

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