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BEIJING— Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute.
DONGGUAN, China, April 17- Zhou Hujun, one of thousands of shoe factory workers on strike in southern China, drove his motorbike to the local government's Social Security Department seeking answers.
BEIJING— A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.
HONG KONG, April 17- Yue Yuen Industrial Ltd, which makes sports shoes for Nike and Adidas, said it will change employee benefit payments for workers at a Guangdong factory after the employees went on strike.
DONGGUAN/ HONG KONG, April 15- Thousands of workers at a giant Chinese shoe factory shrugged off an offer for improved social benefits on Tuesday, prolonging one of the largest strikes in China in recent years amid signs of increased labour activism as the economy slows.
HONG KONG— Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits. A worker said more than 10,000 employees at Yue Yuen Industrial's plant in the southern province of Guangdong joined the strike on Tuesday.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— A commuter railroad mechanic who was paralyzed in a deadly derailment said Wednesday that he forgives the man who was driving the train and is grateful to the railroad but is still suing for $100 million to protect his family.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Nokia Corp., up 36 cents to $7.58. China approved the sale of the communication company's mobile phone unit to Microsoft, removing one of the last major hurdles for the $7.3 billion deal.
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*Nike shares fall after results. Biogen Idec Inc, down 8.2 percent at $318.53, and Gilead Sciences Inc, down 4.6 percent at $72.07, were the two biggest drags on the S&P 500. The Nasdaq biotech index fell 4.4 percent.
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