Rights group hits Amazon, Foxconn over China labor conditions

  1. Rights group hits Amazon, Foxconn over China labor conditions  Reuters
  2. Amazon Is Being Blasted by a Watchdog Group Over China Echo Factory Conditions  Fortune
  3. Amazon admits to labor violations at Echo speaker factory in China  Engadget
  4. Watchdog criticizes conditions at Chinese factory that builds Amazon Echo speakers  Seattle Times
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Prepared Remarks to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray and Members of the Subcommittee:

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Education.

This budget sharpens and hones the focus of our mission: serving students by meeting their needs. When the Department was created, it was charged to “prohibit federal control of education.” I take that charge seriously. Accordingly, President Trump is committed to limited government, fiscal discipline and reducing the federal footprint in education.
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Saudi Arabia Replaces Labor Minister, Creates Culture Ministry

  1. Saudi Arabia Replaces Labor Minister, Creates Culture Ministry  Bloomberg
  2. Vogue defends Saudi princess cover after backlash  BBC News
  3. Limited Cabinet reshuffle in Saudi Arabia  gulfnews.com
  4. Harassment is no longer just disrespectful in Saudi Arabia  Arab News
  5. Saudi prince impersonator cheats investors out of millions of dollars in Florida  The Australian Financial Review
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Saudi king replaces labor minister, promotes culture, environment

Saudi king replaces labor minister, promotes culture, environmentBy Stephen Kalin and Marwa Rashad RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Saturday replaced the labor minister and set up new government bodies to promote culture and protect the environment as the kingdom seeks to modernize and create jobs for an overwhelmingly young population. Private sector businessman Ahmed bin Suleiman al-Rajhi was named minister of labor and social development, succeeding Ali bin Nasser al-Ghafis, according to royal orders published by state media. Getting hundreds of thousands of unemployed Saudis into the workforce is a major challenge for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who oversees economic policy for the world’s top oil exporter, where unemployment stands at 12.8 percent.


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