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Apple labor fixes in China said ahead of schedule

(AP) — The labor group hired by Apple Inc. to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China said Tuesday that the improvements it recommended in March are being implemented ahead of schedule.

Aug 22, 2012
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High-tech companies grapple with rising costs in China

The price to make Silicon Valley gadgets and computers in China - the assembly line for the global tech industry - is going up, forcing tech companies to rejigger supply chains to contain costs and to consider charging more ...

Mar 12, 2012
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Taiwan's Foxconn raises wages for Chinese workers

(AP) -- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group said Saturday that it has raised wages by up to 25 percent in the second major salary hike in less than two years, as the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer comes ...

Feb 18, 2012
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Independent group inspecting Apple suppliers

(AP) -- Apple said Monday that an independent group, the Fair Labor Association, has started inspecting the working conditions in the Chinese factories where its iPads and iPhones are assembled.

Feb 13, 2012
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Apple discloses suppliers for the first time

(AP) -- Apple has disclosed a list of its suppliers for the iPhone, iPad and other popular gadgets for the first time amid growing criticism over labor and environmental practices, especially in China.

Jan 13, 2012
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