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6:52pm

Tue May 14, 2013
Planet Money

Episode 458: Bangladesh's T-Shirt Economy

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 12:25 pm

Garment workers sew T-shirts at a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2009.
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H&M, Zara, Wal-Mart and JC Penney all buy t-shirts from Bangladesh. Soon, Planet Money will too.

As you may have heard, we're making a t-shirt and telling the story of how it's made. We decided a few months ago to work with Jockey to make our t-shirts. Our women's shirt will be made in Colombia. Our men's shirt will be made, in part, in Bangladesh.

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2:33pm

Mon May 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Western Retailers To Fund Upgrades At Bangladesh Factories

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Relatives on Sunday attempt to identify the bodies of loved ones following from the collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
AFP/Getty Images

Four retailers who represent the largest purchasers of clothes produced in Bangladesh announced Monday that they have will help finance safety upgrades at apparel factories in the South Asia country after the collapse of a garment complex killed more than 1,000 workers.

The news comes as the death toll in the April 24 collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza near Dhaka rose to at least 1,127, according to officials.

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5:09am

Fri May 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Survivor Rescued 17 Days After Bangladesh Building Collapse

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 11:25 am

Rescuers carry a survivor who was buried for 17 days under the rubble of a building that collapsed in Saver, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Parvez Ahmad Rony AP

(Most recent update: 1:15 p.m. ET.)

There's incredible news from Bangladesh:

"Miraculous as it may sound," a survivor was rescued Friday from the rubble of the eight-story building that collapsed 17 days ago near Dhaka, The Daily Star reported this morning.

That story from Bangladesh's English-language newspaper has been followed with these bulletins from other news outlets:

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