Bangladesh

Jurors recommend death in California killings case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California jury on Monday recommended a death sentence for a man convicted of murdering his former girlfriend’s father and sister in a fiery 2007 attack on the family’s home […]

12/16/2013

An outdoor sign for Walmart.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Wal-Mart: Some Bangladesh factories failed audits

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart said about 10 of more than six dozen Bangladesh garment factories failed safety checks in audits it commissioned. The retailer hired Bureau Veritas to check some 200 factories it uses […]

11/17/2013

Study: 1 in 4 men in parts of Asia have raped

LONDON (AP) — About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their […]

09/10/2013

Police stand guard outside Federal Reserve Bank of New York building, Manhattan

Man gets 30 years in prison for Fed plot in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-year-old Bangladeshi man who begged for leniency after pleading guilty to terrorism charges for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York was sentenced Friday to 30 […]

08/09/2013

US companies detail Bangladesh safety pact

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of 17 U.S. retailers and clothing makers have agreed to a five-year safety pact aimed at improving conditions at Bangladesh factories that calls for inspecting all factories that supply […]

07/10/2013

A woman covers her nose in Savar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

US suspends Bangladesh trade privileges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment […]

06/27/2013

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Garment factory collapse spurs ethical shoppers

The 19-year-old seamstress who survived for 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh will not be going back to factory work. She’s been given a new job at an international […]

06/08/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Cadillac: Not just for geezers anymore

When you think Cadillac, do you think grandparents car or hot, young, hip vehicle? In 2011, the average age of a Cadillac buyer was 57,  compared to an industry average car buyer of 51. So […]

06/08/2013

A woman covers her nose in Savar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh collapse search over; death toll 1,127

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Nearly three weeks after a Bangladesh garment-factory building collapsed, the search for the dead ended Monday at the site of the worst disaster in the history of the global garment industry. […]

05/13/2013

People and rescuers gather after an eight story building collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Brands risk image in varying Bangladesh responses

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global clothing brands involved in Bangladesh’s troubled garment industry responded in starkly different ways to the building collapse that killed more than 600 people. Some quickly acknowledged their links to the […]

05/06/2013

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