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

Wall Street rises as Fed signals slowdown in rate hikes

Wall Street rises as Fed signals slowdown in rate hikes

Growth stocks bounce as Treasury yields drop Tesla jumps as Citigroup upgrades Nordstrom falls on reduced profit forecast ROBOT Nov 23 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes ended Wednesday with solid gains after the Federal Reserve’s November meeting minutes showed interest rate hikes may slow soon. A “substantial majority” of policymakers agreed it would “likely … Read more

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

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

COVID restrictions increase as case rise Unrest at iPhone factory adds to concerns about economy, underscores frustrations Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to rein in rising coronavirus cases, adding to investor worries about the economy as fresh unrest at the world’s … Read more

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Men wielding sticks smashed surveillance cameras and windows at a massive campus owned by Apple (AAPL.O) beg foxconn (2317.TW) in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, scenes broadcast live on the Kuaishou short video platform showed on Wednesday. Hundreds of workers protested at the campus, home to the world’s largest iPhone … Read more

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Growth stocks lead value, Nasdaq rallies Nasdaq and S&P 500 gain for second day Indexes end: S&P 500 +0.93%, Nasdaq +1.88%, Dow +0.10% Nov 11 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended sharply higher on Friday, extending a rally started the day before after a soft inflation reading raised hopes the Federal Reserve would … Read more

Nearly half of Meta job cuts were in tech, reorg underway – execs say

Nearly half of Meta job cuts were in tech, reorg underway - execs say

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 11 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms (META.O) employees told on Friday that it would stop developing smart displays and smartwatches and that nearly half of the 11,000 jobs it eliminated this week in an unprecedented cost-cutting move were technology roles. Speaking during an employee townhall meeting heard by Reuters, Meta executives … Read more

China’s COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

China's COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

Southern manufacturing hub fighting worst COVID-19 flare-up Cases double in Zhengzhou, production base for Apple supplier Chinese stocks, currency slip over virus fears BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) – New coronavirus cases surged in Guangzhou and other Chinese cities, official data showed on Tuesday, with the global manufacturing hub becoming China’s latest COVID1-9 epicenter and testing … Read more

Apple warns of hit to iPhone shipments from China COVID disruption

Apple warns of hit to iPhone shipments from China COVID disruption

Apple expects lower shipments of iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max Apple says a China plant operating at sharply reduced capacity Apple supplier Foxconn revises down Q4 outlook TAIPEI, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) expects lower shipments of high-end iPhone 14 models than previously anticipated following a significant production cut at a virus-blighted … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Buffett's Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a $2.69 billion third-quarter loss as rising inflation, falling stock investments and a big loss from Hurricane Ian offset improvement in many of the conglomerate’s businesses. Operating profit nevertheless rose by 20%, topping analyst forecasts. Berkshire benefited from increased demand and prices … Read more