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Apple bares all.
Apple publishes supplier details for the first time -- Apple has published a list of its suppliers for the first time as it looks to head off criticism over how workers are treated. The company also said it has increased its inspection of factories in a bid to ensure proper working conditions for suppliers' employees. Apple came under fire last year after workers committed suicide at factories owned by its supplier Foxconn.
More room, less capacity.
Transit Agencies Face the New Calculus of Broader Backsides -- Each time an agency decides to purchase new trains or buses, it must consider whether to make its seats wider, knowing that a decision to do so could come at the expense of passenger capacity. New Jersey Transit has a five-year plan to add 100 double-decker train cars that have seats 2.2 inches wider than the 17.55-inch seats found in its single-deck trains; the seating configuration has been changed to two seats on either side of the aisle, rather than three on one side and two on the other.
That's one way to diversify holdings.
Jean-Paul Gaultier Sets His Designs On Gold Bars -- "Never before has a fashion icon designed a gold ingot," says Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals. "The Gaultier bar is a one-of-a-kind, limited-quantity collector's piece that not only is a great investment but it will also become a piece of history."
No Jubilee cruising for the Royals 🙁
Queen's jubilee yacht proposal rejected -- A suggestion by Education Secretary Michael Gove that the Queen should be given a new publicly-funded royal yacht to mark her Diamond Jubilee has been rejected by Downing Street. The cabinet minister made the proposal in a letter to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, obtained by the Guardian.