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Gou cedes Foxconn control as he eyes Taiwan presidency

Taipei - Taiwan's richest man Terry Gou said on Friday he would cede control of tech giant Foxconn to a committee, leaving the Apple-supplier in uncharted waters while he runs for president.

'Sea goddess' backs Foxconn chief's bid for Taiwan president

- Tech giant Foxconn's boss Terry Gou said Wednesday a goddess had told him to run in Taiwan's presidential election.

Taiwan's Foxconn chief hints at presidential run

Taipei - Tech giant Foxconn's boss Terry Gou hinted Tuesday that he is considering running for president of Taiwan in elections early next year.

Foxconn's about-face on Wisconsin factory met with skepticism

Foxconn Technology said on Friday it will build a heavily subsidized $10 billion factory in Wisconsin after the company’s chairman spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Foxconn's $20bn projects in US and China hit by growth fears

Guangzhou - Foxconn Technology Group will delay most of its planned production in a $9 billion (7 billion pounds) display panel project in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou for a minimum of six months, Nikkei reported on Thursday.

Foxconn pulls back on $10 billion Wisconsin manufacturing plant

Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn said Wednesday it is shifting the focus of its planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, but it is still committed to creating 13,000 jobs, as promised.

Op-Ed: Foxconn's $10 billion plant getting a pass on environmental laws

Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn won a high-stakes battle to build a massive $10 billion facility in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker worked to make the facility happen, and even clawed back environmental protections to close the deal.

Nokia brand ready for smartphone comeback in 2017

Helsinki - Nokia, once the world's top mobile phone maker, will make a comeback on the smartphone market in the first half of 2017, the company and its licensee said Thursday.

Foxconn interns alleged to have sabotaged the PlayStation 4

A forum post published by users claiming to be Foxconn interns alleged that the PlayStation 4 was deliberately mishandled and sabotaged during the manufacturing process.

Chinese students forced to make PlayStation 4 or not graduate

Yantai - Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant that has previously made headlines for worker suicides and poor labor conditions, has admitted that it has been forcing Chinese students to assemble PlayStation 4 gaming consoles against their will.

Foxconn workers on strike After iPhone 5 starts brawls

The Chinese workers of Foxconn apparently had enough and thousands of workers have gone on strike, according to China Labor Watch.

This American Life retracts story about Apple's labor practices

Chicago - The Beloved radio program This American Life accuses Apple critic of lying to them and audiences in his one-man show about FoxConn labor practices.

Foxconn: Chinese workers threaten mass suicide

Last week three hundred Chinese factory workers employed to Foxconn allegedly threatened mass suicide. This isn't the first time Foxconn has been involved in work-related suicides.

Op-Ed: Jobs economics 101 — Why the US jobs market defines US recovery

New York - The 117,000 jobs created in July sent the first positive news through the US markets in a long time. The irony is that the neurotic markets themselves are refusing to grapple with the fact that jobs make the economy thrive.

Chinese Foxconn employees could soon be replaced with robots

Shenzhen - Foxconn, which is the largest manufacturer of various Apple products, such as the iPad and iPhone, has established an automation robotics division. The plan could be to replace workers with nearly one million robots over three years.

Op-Ed: Foxconn suicides prompt changes

Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer of the iPhone and other Apple products, probably has some job openings, but may not be the most inspirational place to work.

Chinese iPad factory workers forced to sign no-suicide pacts

Workers at Foxconn facilities in China, which make iPads and iPhones among other technology, were forced to sign written promises that they would not commit suicide, reveals a study.

Foxconn to stop compensating families of suicide workers

Shenzhen - Taiwanese multinational Foxconn, maker of devices such as iPhones and iPads, announced it will stop paying compensation to the families of workers who take their own life. Foxconn claims workers commit suicide to get compensation for their families.

Apple Reportedly Looking At Offering Subsidies To Foxconn Workers

Today it emerged that Apple Inc. is reportedly investigating the option of offering subsidies to employees of manufacturing partner Foxconn in a bid to stem the recent rise of suicides at the Chinese plant.

Another worker commits suicide at Foxconn in Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen - Another employee of the factory that produces popular devices such as the iPhone and IPad committed suicide. This is the twelfth event of its kind in the factory of 300,000 employees and the tenth that ends in death since the beginning of the year.

Op-Ed: Apple, Dell, HP Chinese workers sign no-suicide pledges

American corporate icons Apple, Dell and Hewlett Packard have again been caught out by revelations from their Chinese workers at their manufacturer Foxconn's Shenzen plant. These workers now have to sign documents agreeing not to commit suicide.

Suicide series at Chinese electronics giant continues

Shenzhen - Another Chinese factory worker of Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn, maker of Apple’s iPhone, died by jumping from a company building at Shenzhen, the center of China's technology industry.

Suicides at Chinese company prompt Buddhist monks to visit

Shenzhen - Six workers of Foxconn Technology Group have committed suicide since January 2010. Company executives are calling on Buddhist monks to perform religious ceremonies aimed at “dispelling misfortune and releasing souls from purgatory”.

Apple's major supplier blamed for worker's death

Apple's major supplier, Shenzhen-based Foxconn Technology Group, is in trouble as rumors indicate it should be blamed for the death of worker Sun Danyong.

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