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Old surgeon escaped small plane crash

Antenor Velazco, a 63-year-old orthopedic surgeon on his way to obtain his pilot license, barely eloped from his plane before it exploded into flames Tuesday afternoon.
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Explosion at China iPad factory highlights lax safety

A deadly explosion at a Chinese factory making iPads for Apple has focused attention on lax industrial safety standards that continue to plague many Chinese workers, while raising supply chain risks in the high-end electronics sector.

Shares of Apple iPad maker Hon Hai fall after plant

Shares of electronics company Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (2317.TW) fell as much as 5 percent on Monday on fears major client Apple Inc (AAPL.O) may shift orders to other producers following a blast at one of the company's plants in China.
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Apple, Foxconn review China factory explosion

Apple Inc said on Friday it was working with Foxconn, its main contract producer for gadgets, to understand the cause of an explosion at a factory in China that local media have linked to the technology giant's iPad 2 production.

Foxconn plant explosion may delay iPad production (VIDEO)

Foxconn Technology Group, the main manufacturing contractor for Apple’s iPad 2 and iPhone 4, witnessed a large explosion in its Chengdu plant on May 20 7 p.m. local time, killing 2 and injuring at least 16, and possibly delaying the already-scarce iPad supply.
Handout shows damage sustained at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex

TEPCO Debt Ratings Downgraded At Moody's

Moody's Japan K.K. has downgraded the ratings on Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., (TEPCO) including the senior secured rating, to A1 from Aa2, and the long-term issuer rating to A1 from Aa2.

Top 10 nuclear energy producers

Threat of a possible meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has placed the roadmap of nuclear power as a source of energy on the back foot.


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