News Archive for April 25, 2014

  • China Confirms Strike-Struck Shoemaker Yue Yuen Owes Social Benefits

    BEIJING—China told a supplier to Nike Inc. and Adidas AG to take corrective measures to end a nearly two-week strike that has curbed production and prompted one customer to shift some production elsewhere.

  • Baidu Profiting From Smartphones

    BEIJING—Baidu Inc. reported it was making more money off Chinese using smartphones and other gadgets, a sign that the company is keeping up with a seismic shift in the world's largest online market.

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  • Obama Lands in South Korea With North in Mind

    SEOUL—President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea Friday with a warning for Pyongyang as the White House continues to keep a wary eye on North Korea's nuclear test site.

  • Agents for Japan's Marubeni Detained in China

    BEIJING—Marubeni Corp. said three Chinese women employed at a Chinese company affiliated with one of its U.S. trading units have been detained by customs officials in the eastern city of Qingdao.

  • Earnings Watch

    Starbucks Corp. reported higher earnings for its fiscal second quarter as customers continued to indulge in specialty coffees and baked goods.

  • Kowloon Walled City

    Explore the history and legacy of Hong Kong's lost labyrinth in an interactive graphic.

  • What's News: Business & Finance

    Mortgage lending fell 58% in the first quarter from a year earlier to a 14-year low amid a drop in refinancing and tepid demand for new loans.

  • What's News: World-Wide

    Ukrainian forces moved in on a pro-Russian stronghold, killing several militants in a firefight, but halted their advance after Russia activated troops across the border.

  • What's News—

    General Motors said first-quarter results fell 82% but far exceeded Wall Street expectations owing to its push to sell cars and trucks at higher prices in North America.

  • What's News—

    Adidas is shifting production away from a Chinese supplier mired in a strike in a move that highlights supply-chain frailties in a country facing a rising number of labor disputes.

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