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  • Capital Growth Takes Nu Skin Stake While Selling Ford and Mohawk

    Kenneth Heebner’s Capital Growth Management LP took a position in Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., the skin-care products seller that a Chinese newspaper last month said may be a pyramid scheme, while selling stakes in Ford Motor Co. and Mohawk Industries Inc.

  • Singapore’s Exports Recovery Limited by Worker Shortage: Economy

    Alcotec Precision Engineering Pte. owner Colin Kua turned down almost a third of his customers’ orders last year as he grappled with Singapore’s labor shortage. This year may be tougher.

  • Tech Factories Luring Migrants Risk U.S. Labor Violations

    Sita Magar is a single mother of four who earns whatever she can wring from six goats and the muscle of a rented water buffalo. After paved roads end, it takes four hours to reach her farm along a trail where felled trunks, like twisted balance beams, span a raging stream. Even so, a recruiter feeding migrant workers into the global electronics industry found Magar in her mountainside Nepalese village last year. He convinced her to borrow more money than she’d ever seen, about $1,000, and pay him to get her daughter a position at a factory in Malaysia.

  • Hitachi Rises on $4.3 Billion Sale of Hard-Drive Unit to Western Digital

    Hitachi Ltd. , Japan’s second-largest manufacturer by revenue, climbed to a two-year high in Tokyo trading after agreeing to sell its hard-disk drive unit to Western Digital Corp. for about $4.3 billion.

  • Made in America, Sold Abroad

    Today the Commerce Department announced U.S. exports hit an all-time high of $194 billion during the month of November.

  • Western Digital’s Milligan Will Succeed Coyne as CEO

    Western Digital Corp., the largest maker of hard-disk drives, said President Steve Milligan will take the role of chief executive officer after the retirement of John Coyne on Jan. 2.

  • Western Digital Buying Stec for About $340 Million

    Western Digital Corp., a maker of hard drives, plans to acquire STec Inc. for about $340 million in cash to expand its solid-state memory capabilities.

  • Western Digital Hits 15-Year Peak on Talk of Buyout

    Western Digital Corp., the maker of hard drives and home-entertainment devices, reached its highest in more than 15 years on speculation the company may go private following the potential buyout of Dell Inc.

  • Western Digital Appeals Seagate Priority in EU Merger Probe

    Western Digital Corp. asked the European Union’s general court to overturn a regulator’s decision to give priority to a review of an acquisition by hard- disk storage industry rival Seagate Technology Plc.

  • Fusion-io Takeover Talk Resurges With Seagate: Real M&A

    Fusion-io Inc., a long-speculated takeover target, may be Seagate Technology Plc’s ticket to catching up with Western Digital Corp. in flash-memory technology.

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