Apple says the independent Fair Labor Association has started checking out working conditions in the Chinese factories where its iPads and iPhones are assembled, starting at gan the inspections Monday morning at Foxconn City in Shenzhen, the AP reports.
The company's shares broke $500 on Monday -- a 25 percent rise since July, the Washington Post reports.
The European Commission has approved Google's bid to buy Motorola Mobility even as it waits for the Justice Department's word on the deal, CNET reports.
Job-seekers with good analytical skills have a future, the New York Times reports.
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