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Factory Audits And Safety Don't Always Go Hand In Hand

One way Western brands have responded to consumer concerns about unsafe working conditions in foreign countries is to create an elaborate system of independent auditors. Despite that, incidents still happen. Last week a building collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 400 people.
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Would You Pay A Higher Price For 'Ethical' Clothing?

The Bangladesh garment factory collapse that killed hundreds made supercheap clothing destined for American stores. Research shows customers will pay more for safely made clothes, but only to a point.
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Automatic-Enrollment IRAs Get A Test Run In California

Studies show that when participation in a retirement plan is automatic, more people save. President Obama has proposed automatic IRAs for some employees, a version of which was adopted in California. But business groups argue that requiring employers to implement them is not the right way to go.
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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Expands Parental Leave

New moms will now get 16 weeks of paid leave and will also receive $500 for expenses. Mayer was criticized over the winter when she prohibited workers from telecommuting.
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NBA Player Jason Collins Could Snag Endorsements, Speaking Gigs

The basketball player could parlay his trail blazing announcement into endorsements or speaking engagements, experts say.

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