Apple, Sony, Hewlett-Packard Probe Foxconn Suicides

The 13 suicide attempts so far this year at Foxconn's massive factory complex in Shenzhen, China, have prompted Apple, HP, Sony and other tech companies -- whose products are assembled in the factory -- to initiate probes into the situation.

Workplace suicide is on the rise

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workplace suicides surged 28% in 2008 -- perhaps driven by financial stress, job insecurity, and the...