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Foxconn apologizes for payroll error at Chinese iPhone factory after workplace unrest

Foxconn apologizes for payroll error at Chinese iPhone factory after workplace 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, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday that a payroll-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new hires at a coronavirus-hit iPhone …

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The Italian government approves the 2023 budget with 35 billion euros to revive the economy

The Italian government approves the 2023 budget with 35 billion euros to revive the economy

Budget finds more than 21 billion euros to bring energy bills under control Taxes additional profits of energy companies at 35% Includes amnesty on tax arrears, reduction of retirement age Relaunches the bridge project linking Sicily to the mainland ROME, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Italy’s new right-wing government on Tuesday approved its first budget, a …

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Tesla safety at center of South Korean lawsuit over fatal crash

Tesla safety at center of South Korean lawsuit over fatal crash

SEOUL, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Two years ago, in an upscale Seoul neighborhood, a white Tesla Model X slammed into the wall of a parking lot. The fire accident killed a prominent lawyer – a close friend of the South Korean president. Prosecutors have charged the driver with manslaughter. He blames Tesla. Choi Woan-jong, who …

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Elon Musk launches Twitter poll on whether to bring Trump back

Elon Musk launches Twitter poll on whether to bring Trump back

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk launched a Twitter poll on Friday evening asking his followers to vote on whether to restore former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with initial results showing around 60 % of votes yes. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, a Latin phrase that roughly translates to “the …

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First TVs, now tortillas: US companies set minimum prices to end discounts

First TVs, now tortillas: US companies set minimum prices to end discounts

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Makers of everything from toys to tortillas are increasingly setting minimum prices on their products to maintain profits and limit price cuts as retailers like Walmart Inc (WMT. N) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) are trying to corner online sales. As a result, shoppers are enjoying fewer discounts on everyday …

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Wall Street ends lower after Target outlook and Micron bid cut

Wall Street ends lower after Target outlook and Micron bid cut

October retail sales rise more than expected Target’s bleak outlook weighs on retailers Micron supply cut triggers chip sell-off Indices down: Dow 0.12%, S&P 0.83%, Nasdaq 1.54% Nov 16 (Reuters) – Major Wall Street indexes ended lower on Wednesday as a gloomy outlook for Target sparked fresh concerns over retailers ahead of the crucial holiday …

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US retail sales increase steadily;  increase in GDP estimates in the fourth quarter

US retail sales increase steadily; increase in GDP estimates in the fourth quarter

Retail sales rise 1.3% in October Core retail sales increase 0.7%; September sales revised upwards Import prices fall for the fourth consecutive month Manufacturing production increased by 0.1%; previous months revised downwards WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in October as households stepped up purchases of motor vehicles and …

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Elon Musk trial opens to decide fate of his $56 billion Tesla salary

Elon Musk trial opens to decide fate of his $56 billion Tesla salary

WILMINGTON, Del, Nov 14 (Reuters) – A lawsuit opened on Monday over allegations by shareholders that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package was rigged with easy performance targets and that investors were duped into approving it, with Musk expected to take a stand later this week. A Tesla shareholder TSLA.O hopes to prove …

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Exclusive: Tesla plans to export Chinese-made electric vehicles to US sources

Exclusive: Tesla plans to export Chinese-made electric vehicles to US sources

SHANGHAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is considering exporting Chinese-made electric cars to the United States, two people with knowledge of the planning told Reuters, a reversal that would reflect the growing cost advantage automaker at its Shanghai plant and slowing demand from Chinese consumers. Tesla has been investigating whether parts made by its …

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