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Why are countries so afraid of bitcoin?

by Jana Kasperkevic Sep 22, 2017
The cryptocurrency has been blocked by a handful of countries.
In an age of encryption, one of the major innovations of Bitcoin is their block-chain technology, which allows for transaction to be encrypted and tracked.
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42 charged two years after Bangladesh factory collapse

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Jun 1, 2015
17 face murder charges; the owner allegedly ignored safety warnings.
Bangladeshi relatives of missing garment workers take part in a protest marking the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24, 2014. More than 1,100 people were killed in the country's worst industrial disaster.
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The struggles to unionize workers in Bangladesh

by David Brancaccio May 7, 2014
Labor unions in Bangladesh continue to struggle for expanded worker rights.
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What has changed one year after Rana Plaza

by Akbar Hossain Apr 24, 2014
Improving factories has been slow for Bangladeshis and their international trading partners.
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$40 million fund created for Bangladesh factory collapse victims

by Mafuz Siddique Dec 24, 2013
Global retailers, labor groups, and the Bangladeshi government have set aside $40 million for victims of the Rana Plaza collapse.
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Six months after factory collapse in Bangladesh

by Lizzie O'Leary Oct 22, 2013
Many people in Bangladesh want to see a change to building code and safety regulations

New campaign to help Bangladeshi workers

by Mafuz Sadique Oct 22, 2013
Six months after a factory collapse killed 1,100 people, there's a new international effort to help improve working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.

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In Bangladesh, garment workers still fear for their safety

by Mahfuz Sadique Aug 15, 2013
Milllions of textile workers still work in unsafe conditions four months after the Rana Plaza factory near Dhaka collapsed, causing 1,100 workers to lose their lives. There is much pressure for change, however.

Will U.S. clothing firms change on Bangladesh?

by Kate Davidson Jul 10, 2013
Lots of European retailers have signed onto a new pact to institute stricter rules after the factory tragedy this year. Which U.S. companies will follow suit?
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U.S. suspends Bangladesh trade benefits

by Mahfuz Sadique Jun 28, 2013
The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.