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China struggles to return to business after extended break

Foxconn and other tech suppliers strain to restart production

TOKYO -- Hopes that the Chinese economy would return to normal on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday have taken a hit as several companies announced they will remain closed due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Consumer goods makers, leisure facility operators, steelmakers are among those postponing operations, according to filings with the Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges, as the death toll from the virus topped 900.

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