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Social Goods | 14-Year-Old H&M Factory Workers, Burkini Debate, Amazon's Tax Bill

This week, H&M has taken action against factories employing 14-year-olds, and the burkini debate continues.
Woman wearing a burkini | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Kate Abnett

"H&M Factories in Myanmar Employed 14-Year-Old Workers" (The Guardian)
"Swedish fashion chain H&M worked with clothing factories in Myanmar where children as young as 14 toiled for more than 12 hours a day."

"The Multifaceted 'Burkini' Debate" (The New York Times)
"The moves by French mayors in coastal cities to ban the burkini on their beaches has put a new twist on a long-running debate in Europe and beyond about whether Muslim women should or shouldn't cover their heads and, in rarer cases, their bodies."

"How Amazon Values Its Tech Assets for Tax Purposes" (Bloomberg)
"Regulators in Europe and the US say that the value Amazon places on the technology behind user experience varies radically depending on which appraisal will lower its tax bill."

"Fur Farms Still Unfashionably Cruel, Critics Say" (National Geographic)
"Animals in China have few protections. Will efforts elsewhere to make the industry more humane go far enough?"

"U.S. Trade Judge Clears Fitbit of Stealing Jawbone's Trade Secrets" (Fortune)
"Fitbit did not steal rival Jawbone's trade secrets, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled on Tuesday, dashing Jawbone's hopes of securing an import ban against Fitbit's wearable fitness tracking devices."

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