Stock market news was slightly negative Monday morning, as world markets fell and earnings expectations were weak.
Stock markets from Asia to Europe are higher, anticipating that the Federal Reserve will try to boost the struggling US economy.
China's besieged Foxconn, a major manufacture of iPhones and other electronics goods, held rallies in Shenzhen, China, Wednesday to boost worker morale after at least 12 suicides this year.
In China, dozens of migrant workers who protested to city officials over a job-related illness won compensation. Labor-rights success stories, while rare, are growing more frequent.
City governments across China need to repay the debt owed to the migrant workers who have generated their tax revenues for so long, says prominent workers’ rights advocate Han Dongfang.
US and European researchers have named the Nebulae system at the National Supercomputing Centre in Shenzhen in southern China the world's second-fastest machine, clocking in behind the US Department of Energy's Jaguar in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Protesters from several workers' rights groups burn pieces of paper in the shape of iPhones, manufactured by Foxconn, during a demonstration outside a Foxconn office in Hong Kong on Tuesday. An employee of the tech firm Foxconn died early on Tuesday after falling from a building in southern city of Shenzhen, state media reported, the ninth such death at the firm's manufacturing hub this year.
A ninth employee killed himself Tuesday at the Chinese electronics supplier Foxconn, which makes the Apple iPad and Sony Ericsson phones, turning attention to working conditions at the firm's huge complex.
Despite a surge in interest, electric cars may remain niche products in the world's two largest auto markets. Advocates disagree.