New U.S. Address in Foxconn’s Future? Don’t Bet on it

With unemployment close to 8 percent, you can understand why this headline would grab peoples’ attention. A story in Digitimes reports that Foxconn is scouting prospective sites in the United States for future manufacturing plants.

I was skeptical about this story — which talks about production of LCD TVs, not iPhones — and that might have been the end of it.

But maybe it’s not quite as crazy as it seems. A spokeswoman for Foxconn told me in an e-mail that the company “already has multiple facilities based in the U.S.”

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