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Apple probes work conditions at China factory (FT)

Apple is investigating fresh allegations of poor working conditions at a Chinese factory said to be producing a cheaper iPhone, expected to be unveiled next week.

Ford says US car sales will rev back to pre-crisis levels (FT)

Ford has fuelled the bullish mood in the US auto industry by predicting that car sales there will reach 17m in the next few years, as pent-up demand drives the market back to pre-recession levels.

Fresh fears over North Sea safety after Elgin leak (Telegraph)

An extensive programme of repairs could be needed across North Sea oil and gas operations in light of emerging evidence of causes of last year’s Elgin gas leak, experts have warned.

TUC warns of co-ordinated strike action (BBC)

The leader of the TUC has warned that unions may come together to strike on a range of issues affecting members.

Frances O'Grady, the TUC's general secretary, raised the prospect of co-ordinated strike action in the coming months ahead of the annual TUC Congress that starts this weekend.

Set up Olympics-style body for new nuclear, says John Armitt (Telegraph)

The former chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority has told the Government that it could break the log-jam over new nuclear power plants by setting up a similar body to build them.