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Long thought dead, PC sales are coming back

A fresh wave of corporate computer-buying is starting to materialize, which could be great news for both computer giants and the US economy.<p>Last week, the world’s largest chipmaker, Intel, raised its profit forecast for the second quarter, saying it’s seeing a stronger-than-expected surge in sales …

The City

China shuts factory after hundreds of children poisoned

Authorities close chemical factory near birthplace of Chairman Mao after more than 300 children are found to have suffered lead poisoning and local Communist Party chief attempts to blame their condition on pencils<p>A chemical plant believed to have poisoned hundreds of Chinese children has been …

US child workers 'endangered' by nicotine exposure in tobacco fields

US tobacco fields employ hundreds of children, some as young as 13, according to a Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday that says the children are being exposed to health dangers posed by nicotine.<p>Nearly three quarters of the children interviewed for the report said they had experienced …

Samsung Apologizes And Offers Compensation To Sickened Workers

Samsung Electronics issued an official apology for the first time and promised today to compensate the families of semiconductor workers who suffered illnesses that may have been related to factory conditions.<p>“Several workers at our production facilities suffered from leukemia and other incurable …

Associated Press News

UK executive accused in GlaxoSmithKline China probe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1076000/1076586_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524774701_acd5a20fe58d9003af83e1d6dbf23859<p><b>Chinese police have accused a British GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) executive of ordering staff to bribe hospital officials to use its medical products.</b><p>Mark …

Sneakernomics: Winners and Losers In This Year's World Cup

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup starting up in a few weeks, it’s time to take a look at who will be the biggest winners and losers in this year’s competition.<p>Football (Soccer in the US) is the most watched and most played sport in the world. This year’s World Cup will have viewership in the …

Microsoft's Xbox Will Face Fresh Challenges in China

It’s now official: Microsoft will begin selling the Xbox One in China later this year. The move presents a sort of mirror image of the challenge …