Panasonic quarterly profit jumps 24 percent

Panasonic quarterly profit jumps 24 percent TOKYO — Panasonic’s quarterly profit jumped 24 percent, driven by strong sales of flat-panel TVs, auto components and solar panels that offset damage from a strong yen. Read more on San Jose Mercury News Panasonic quarterly profit jumps 24 percent TOKYO — Panasonic’s quarterly profit jumped 24 percent, driven by strong sales of flat-panel TVs, auto components and solar panels that offset damage from a strong yen. Read more on Inside Bay Area Distracted drivers still a plague on roads despite ban Factor in…

Consumer spending up 0.7 percent in December

Consumer spending up 0.7 percent in December Retailers also saw their best holiday season since 2006 Read more on San Jose Mercury News Active Storage Announces High-Performance Metadata Controller Appliance For Xsan Recently via live worldwide teleconference, Active Storage CEO Alex Grossman introduced ActiveSAN, a high-performance metadata controller appliance for Xsan and StorNext networks. Read more on DataStorage-DataStorageConnection More state jobs at risk Cuomo’s attempts to shrink state’s budget shortfall may include eliminating positions The state’s budget woes already have caused pain in the Capital Region, as the work force…

GOOD Design Daily: BMW's 97.5 Percent Recyclable Subway Car

GOOD Design Daily: BMW’s 97.5 Percent Recyclable Subway Car We all know mass transit is the greener way to travel. But it probably never occurred to most of us that those subway cars might be just as messy to manufacture (and dispose of) as the automobiles we’re abandoning. The new Siemens Inspiro system, designed by BMW DesignworksUSA , hopes to revolutionize rail systems by developing a more sustainable subway car that’s a mind-boggling 97.5 percent … Read more on GOOD Diamond designer is this girl’s best friend LONG before the…