Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013, down 13.9% compared to the same quarter last and worse than the forecast decline of -7.7%, according to IDC, and we can thank
Windows 8 for that.
Rising private consumption and stronger intraregional trade will spur a pickup in growth in developing Asia in 2013 and 2014, as economic activity in the US and Europe remains in the doldrums, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to delay the closing of 149 airport control towers until June 15. The towers, mostly in small cities, are to be close because of $637 million in budget cuts.