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Apple Contractor Foxconn Shifts to Robot Technology

Manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision has long churned out iPads and iPhones with inexpensive labor in China. Now the global high-tech contractor plans to replace workers with potentially thousands of robots. The move has been applauded by both economists and even a normally critical labor rights group, who say it would save Hon Hai money and ease workplace disputes. Taiwan's contract electronics maker Hon Hai employs about one million workers at factories in China, to make products...

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