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Florida House passes 24-hour wait for abortions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (Reuters) – Women seeking abortions would be required to wait 24 hours under a bill passed by the Florida House on Thursday. The Republican-supported measure also creates a number of additional restrictions affecting clinic ownership, physician training and late-term procedures. But opponents said the bill has slimmer chances…

Apple shares surge despite factory inspections in China

Apple’s stock topped $500 for the first time on Wall Street even as a probe started looking into work conditions at a Chinese factory that cranks out the California company’s coveted gadgets. Apple shares gained 1.86 percent during the day, powered by reports a new iPad may be unveiled next month, to…

Protest succeeds: Apple seeks audit of Chinese labor conditions

Technology giant Apple, Inc. said Monday it was asking the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to investigate working conditions at Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, essentially caving to the demands of protesters who delivered over 250,000 petition signatures to the company last week. Foxconn, which hires over 1 million Chinese workers, has…

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