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Duke to monitor apparel factory conditions

Updated: February 14, 2006, 6:31 AM ET
Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University will cut the number of factories that manufacture the school's licensed apparel to better monitor working conditions in the plants.

The decision, announced by university officials Monday, came after a request last fall by sweatshop opponents, Duke executive vice president Tallman Trask III said.

The school will "require that 25 percent of Duke production be moved to a smaller number of designated factories that meet all of our requirements, and ...

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