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Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over wages and conditions Apple says it has a team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, November 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday that a “technical error” related to compensation occurred when hiring new hires at a …

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Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Men wielding batons smashed surveillance cameras and windows at a huge Apple-owned campus (AAPL.O) Foxconn supplier (2317.TW) in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, scenes streamed live on Kuaishou’s short video platform were released on Wednesday. Hundreds of workers demonstrated on campus, home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, where many …

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CVS, Walmart, Walgreens agree to pay $13.8 bln to settle U.S. opioid claims

Nov 2 (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N)Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc. (WMT.N) agreed to pay approximately $13.8 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed by U.S. state, local and tribal governments accusing drugstore chains of mishandling opioid painkillers. CVS said Wednesday it agreed to pay about $5 billion over 10 years, …

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Chinese cities brace for wave of Foxconn workers from COVID-hit Zhengzhou

BEIJING, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Cities in central China have hastily drawn up plans to isolate migrant workers fleeing to their hometown from a sprawling assembly plant at iPhone maker Foxconn (2317.TW) in COVID-hit Zhengzhou, fearing they could trigger coronavirus outbreaks. Zhengzhou, capital of central Henan province, reported 167 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the …

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U.S. adds China’s YMTC and 30 other firms to ‘unverified’ trade list

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday added major Chinese memory chipmaker YMTC and 30 other Chinese entities to a list of companies that U.S. officials have been unable to inspect, saying which increased tensions with Beijing and launched a 60-day clock. this could result in much harsher penalties. The new listings …

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U.S. FDA green lights Omicron-targeted COVID boosters ahead of revaccination campaign

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 booster shots (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) and Moderna that target the dominant BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants, as the government prepares for a massive fall vaccination campaign that could begin within days. …

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Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over COVID vaccine

Moderna’s logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 26 (Reuters) – Moderna sued Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Friday for patent infringement in the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine approved …

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Wendy’s customers fall ill, CDC probes E.coli outbreak in four states

A general view of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/ Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was investigating an outbreak of E. coli bacteria in four …

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Bluebird’s $2.8 million gene therapy becomes most expensive drug after U.S. approval

Signage is seen outside the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Bluebird Bio’s (BLUE.O) gene therapy for patients with a rare disease …

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