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Headline/Title: Foxconn Plant Closed After Riot, Company Says Date: Sept 24, 2012 Source:* *New York Times Link: http://nyti.ms/TqliGs Summary: Foxconn Technologyhttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/foxconn_technology/index.html?inline=nyt-org, a major supplier to some of the world’s electronics giants, including Applehttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/apple_computer_inc/index.html?inline=nyt-org, said it had closed one of its large Chinese plants early Monday after the police were called in to break up a fight among factory employees.
*Author:* David Barboza and Keith Bradshear
*Headline:* Factory Conditions Improve Where iPads Are Made
*Date:* August 22, 2012
*Summary:* (this is a 3 minute, 21 second audio. Includes transcript) The Fair Labor Association has released a report documenting improvements in working conditions at three huge factories in China that make some of Apple's most popular products — like the iPhone and the iPad. The factories are owned and run by Foxcon, and they employee hundreds of thousands of workers.
*Author:* Steve Henn
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