“10,000” Chinese Workers Join Strike at Factory Making Nike, Adidas, Reebok and New Balance

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HONG KONG, China — Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic footwear are striking in a dispute over benefits.A worker said more than 10,000 employees at Yue Yuen Industrial's plant in the southern province of Guangdong joined the strike on Tuesday.

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With 3-D Printing, New Balance Running Customisation in New Direction

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NEW YORK, United States — New Balance is taking customisation much further than choosing colours or other aesthetic details: The athletic brand is introducing a track-specific running shoe that uses 3-D printing to create a plate on the sole of the shoe that is supposed to enhance performance with every step.

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