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You are NOT allowed to commit suicide: Workers in Chinese iPad factories forced to sign pledges
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[quote:Fishy:MV8xNDY4ODUwXzM0MDU2NzY1X0ZGRTIzQ0Q5] Apple made 26 million in net income in 2011. No doubt they can afford to ship the jobs back to the US and employ Americans at a living wage. Apple Inc. (AAPL) -NasdaqGS 624.86 9.17(1.45%) 11:27AM EDT - Nasdaq Real Time Price Add to Portfolio Income Statement Get Income Statement for: View: Annual Data | Quarterly Data All numbers in thousands Period Ending Sep 23, 2011 Sep 24, 2010 Sep 25, 2009 Total Revenue 108,249,000 65,225,000 42,905,000 Cost of Revenue 64,431,000 39,541,000 25,683,000 Gross Profit 43,818,000 25,684,000 17,222,000 Operating Expenses Research Development 2,429,000 1,782,000 1,333,000 Selling General and Administrative 7,599,000 5,517,000 4,149,000 Non Recurring - - - Others - - - Total Operating Expenses - - - Operating Income or Loss 33,790,000 18,385,000 11,740,000 Income from Continuing Operations Total Other Income/Expenses Net 415,000 155,000 326,000 Earnings Before Interest And Taxes 34,205,000 18,540,000 12,066,000 Interest Expense - - - Income Before Tax 34,205,000 18,540,000 12,066,000 Income Tax Expense 8,283,000 4,527,000 3,831,000 Minority Interest - - - Net Income From Continuing Ops 25,922,000 14,013,000 8,235,000 Non-recurring Events Discontinued Operations - - - Extraordinary Items - - - Effect Of Accounting Changes - - - Other Items - - - Net Income 25,922,000 14,013,000 8,235,000 Preferred Stock And Other Adjustments - - - Net Income Applicable To Common Shares 25,922,000 14,013,000 8,235,000 Currency in USD. [/quote]
Factories making sought-after Apple iPads and iPhones in China are forcing staff to sign pledges not to commit suicide, an investigation has revealed.
At least 14 workers at Foxconn factories in China have killed themselves in the last 16 months as a result of horrendous working conditions.
Many more are believed to have either survived attempts or been stopped before trying at the Apple supplier's plants in Chengdu or Shenzen.
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