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Unrest Spreads at Massive iPhone Plant

Workers are in 'closed loop' amid COVID measures at Foxconn complex in China

(Newser) - Last month, thousands of workers fled the vast Foxconn factory complex in Zhengzhou, China, as COVID lockdown measures were imposed. Their replacements are apparently not happy to be there. Videos posted online show thousands of workers clashing with police officers and security staff in white protective suits, the Wall Street ...

How a 'Ghost Factory' Upended So Many Lives
Angry Residents Lose
Homes to 'Ghost Factory'

Angry Residents Lose Homes to 'Ghost Factory'

Foxconn promised to bring 13K jobs to Wisconsin

(Newser) - Talk about sad: Sean McFarlane returned to the site of his Wisconsin home to find empty fields, underused buildings, and a hill full of geese. Sitting in his wheelchair, he sighed. "They demolished my house for this? A bunch of geese that sit on a hill?" the 37-year-old tells...

What Happened With That Big Wisconsin Project
They Promised 13K Jobs.
Then Came the 'Screams'

They Promised 13K Jobs. Then Came the 'Screams'

How Foxconn built a 'state visit project' in Wisconsin

(Newser) - President Trump called it "the eighth wonder of the world." Foxconn's project in Wisconsin came with the glittering promise of a $10 billion investment, a huge LCD-screen factory, and 13,000 jobs—but two years later it looks like a bust, the Verge reports. The company, a...

Foxconn: Trump Changed Our Mind
Foxconn: Trump
Changed Our Mind

Foxconn: Trump Changed Our Mind

The Taiwanese company will build a smaller plant in Wisconsin

(Newser) - Foxconn Technology Group said Friday that after its chairman spoke directly with President Donald Trump the Taiwanese company will proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make liquid crystal display screens that can be used for small electronic devices, the AP reports. The news capped a...

Foxconn Changes Course on Big Wisconsin Plan

Operation in the state will be devoted mostly to R&D, not manufacturing as originally planned

(Newser) - Electronics giant Foxconn reversed course and announced Wednesday that the massive Wisconsin operation that was supposed to bring a bounty of blue-collar manufacturing jobs back to the Midwest—and was offered billions of dollars in incentives from the state—will instead be devoted mostly to research and development, the AP...

Trump: 'We're Seeing Results of the Pro-America Agenda'

He breaks ground at Foxconn factory site

(Newser) - President Trump highlighted his economic policies Thursday at the groundbreaking for a massive $10 billion Foxconn factory complex that may bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin, a state he narrowly won in 2016. At the same time, Trump kept up his running feud with an iconic American company based in...

America's 10 Most Loathed Companies
America's 10
Most Loathed

America's 10 Most Loathed Companies

Equifax tops the list

(Newser) - If you've ever felt neglected, ignored, or even scammed by a company, well, 24/7 Wall St. has figured out who's the best at being the worst. The site looked at a variety of consumer surveys, using three main metrics—customer service, financial performance, and how happy workers are—...

Students Working 11-Hour-Days to Assemble iPhones: Report

Teens say their school is 'forcing' them to do the work

(Newser) - Teenage students have been working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X at Apple's main supplier in Asia, six of them tell the Financial Times . The students, ages 17 to 19, say their school has been "forc[ing]" them to work at the factory in Zhengzhou, China, that is...

Analysts: Wis. Won't Break Even on Foxconn Deal for Decades

State won't see benefits until 2042 at the earliest

(Newser) - President Trump says a deal to bring a $10 billion Foxconn plant to Wisconsin will bring "magnificent decades "—but analysts warn that it could be decades before the state sees any benefit from the deal. The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which provides analysis for the state legislature,...

Wisconsin Gov. to Foxconn Plant Critics: 'Go Suck Lemons'

He calls it a once-a-generation opportunity

(Newser) - "There's a whole lot of people out there scrambling to try and come up with a reason not to like this," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday of a $10 billion Foxconn electronics factory under proposal in his state. "I can tell you, that's fine...

$10B Wis. Project Will Bring 'Magnificent Decades': Trump

President says Foxconn deal wouldn't have happened without him

(Newser) - President Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs...

Foxconn Considers $7B US Plant
Foxconn Considers
$7B US Plant

Foxconn Considers $7B US Plant

Taiwanese company says it could create 50K jobs

(Newser) - The Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering investing $7 billion in a US factory to produce display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou discussed the potential expansion Sunday during a company meeting in Taiwan, the AP...

iPhone Plant Sees Another Apparent Suicide

Worker found dead at plant in China this week

(Newser) - A 28-year-old worker at a Chinese plant responsible for making most of the new iPhones was found dead this week, and a nonprofit group is calling it a suicide , reports the Wall Street Journal . It wouldn't be the first time a Foxconn worker has killed himself; there was a...

Foxconn Eyes New Plant—in US

Where it will make really big screens

(Newser) - China isn't the manufacturing haven it once was, so the most ( in ) famous tech manufacturer operating within its borders is setting out for new frontiers—including the US of A. "The US is a must-go market," Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declared yesterday at the company'...

More Foxconn Woes: Huge Fight Breaks Out

Images show men carrying pipes; unconfirmed deaths reported

(Newser) - Foxconn may not be in the news like it once was , but not for lack of woes, it seems. The company revealed that a major fight erupted Thursday at a Foxconn campus in eastern China, and the firm says 11 people were injured. The fighting reportedly started as workers drank...

What Drove an Apple Plant Worker to Attempt Suicide

Tian Yu shares her story

(Newser) - It was a morbid and recurring headline in 2010: Another Foxconn Worker Dead in Suicide. Ultimately, 18 workers attempted to take their lives that year, and all but four succeeded. One of those survivors, Tian Yu, has spoken extensively to Jenny Chan, who last month published Yu's story in...

Sorry, Foxconn: Apple's Dating Other Manufacturers

Foxconn's getting expensive as it improves labor conditions

(Newser) - Apple isn't exactly breaking up with Foxconn, its longtime controversial manufacturing partner. But after seeing the production glitches that plagued the iPhone 5, it's decided to have an open relationship. Tim Cook has been shifting more and more work from Foxconn to the relatively obscure Pegatron Corp, the...

Tick Tock: Apple Working on 'iWatch'
 Tick Tock: Apple 
 Working on 'iWatch' 
rumor mill

Tick Tock: Apple Working on 'iWatch'

Rumors about wristwatch-like device build up

(Newser) - Coming soon: an iPad you can wear on your wrist? Reports are piling up that Apple is working on what some are calling the "iWatch," a wristwatch that would perform functions similar to the iPhone and iPad. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal first reported...

Apple Finds 106 Underage Workers in Factories

Most of the cases were at one plant in China

(Newser) - Apple's own audit of its supply chain turned up 106 underage workers at overseas plants last year, reports the Guardian . Most of the violations—74 of them—occurred at one China facility. The kids were ordered home, and Apple cut ties with the plant, which makes components for circuit...

Apple TV Rumors Heat Up
 Apple TV Rumors Heat Up 

Apple TV Rumors Heat Up

Insiders say the company will make hi-res, big-screen sets

(Newser) - An Apple TV set is getting closer to reality, reports the Wall Street Journal . Execs at some of Apple's suppliers say the company is in the early stages of testing prototypes for hi-res, big-screen TVs. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said the concept of an Apple television is no...

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