Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn's woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave -source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plant’s Nov shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout of … Read more

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more

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

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 pay, terms Apple says it has team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in China … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localized lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fueling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, … Read more

Walmart Chesapeake shooting: Employee kills 6 and himself in Virginia

Walmart Chesapeake shooting: Employee kills 6 and himself in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Nov 23 (Reuters) – A Walmart employee killed six people and injured several others before fatally shooting himself at a store in Chesapeake, Virginia, authorities said on Wednesday, in the latest episode of gun violence in the United States. The shooter, who has not been identified, used a pistol in the shooting late … Read more

Stocks churn ahead of Fed minutes as oil tumbles on price cap plan

Stocks churn ahead of Fed minutes as oil tumbles on price cap plan

Fed minutes for November due at 1900 GMT US Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Euro zone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares churned on Wednesday ahead of minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that could shed light … Read more

China widens COVID curbs, iPhone factory unrest adds to economy worries

China widens COVID curbs, iPhone factory unrest adds to economy worries

COVID restrictions ramped up as cases rise iPhone factory unrest underscores industrial, social risks Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns Resort city Sanya imposes movement curbs on new arrivals BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to rein in rising coronavirus cases, adding to investor worries about the economy, … Read more

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president's account

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former US President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Slightly over 15 million … Read more

After Elon Musk’s ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting

After Elon Musk's ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Twitter employees are estimated to be leaving the beleaguered social media company following an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk that staffers sign up for “long hours at high intensity,” or leave. In a poll on the workplace app Blind, which verifies employees through their work email addresses and … Read more

Wall Street drops as hawkish Fed official comments weigh

Wall Street drops as hawkish Fed official comments weigh

Fed’s Bullard backs more rate hikes Data shows US labor market remains tight Cisco shares rise after co raises full-year outlook Macy’s jumps on profit forecast raise Indexes down: Dow 0.02%, S&P 0.31%, Nasdaq 0.35% Nov 17 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes ended modestly lower on Thursday in a choppy session as hawkish comments … Read more