Indian consumer-price inflation eased for a third straight month in February while factory output unexpectedly rose in January, as interest-rate increases cooled Asia’s fastest price rises before elections next month.
From time to time, newspapers shower readers with predictions of a looming mass starvation in North Korea, usually in springtime. In March 2011, the New York Times wrote: “North Korea: 6 Million Are Hungry.” One year earlier, in March 2010, the Times of London warned: “Catastrophe in North Korea; China must pressure Pyongyang to allow food aid to millions threatened by famine.” In March 2009, a Washington Post headline read: “At the Heart of North Korea’s Troubles, an Intractable Hunger Crisis.”
Before Hurricane Sandy, Soumitra Eachempati, a trauma doctor at New York Presbyterian Hospital on the city’s affluent Upper East Side, spent much of his time dealing with stair falls and Central Park cycling injuries.
LSI Corp. got a mixed ruling in the first round of its patent-infringement case against Realtek Semiconductor Corp. and Funai Electric Co. over Wi-Fi technology used in televisions and DVD players sold under Sylvania, Magnavox and other brands.
Royal Philips NV’s dispute with Funai Electric Co. over the botched sale of its Lifestyle Entertainment multimedia-products unit intensified after the Japanese competitor filed a counterclaim in arbitration court.