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Woes at Giants Samsung, Hyundai Weigh on South Korean Exports

Labor strikes, smartphone recall hit the nation's two biggest companies

It was not too long ago when South Korea’s two biggest conglomerates -- Samsung Group and Hyundai Motor Group -- were hailed as the country’s high-octane economic engines. Now they’re sources of concern as the nation’s top policy makers struggle to revive growth.

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