Personal-computer shipments plummeted in every region of the world in the first quarter as buyers opted for smartphones and tablet computers and Microsoft Corp.’s newest operating system met with weak demand.
Nvidia Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jen-Hsun Huang said he’s disappointed with sales of tablets running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows RT software, including those with processors from the graphics-chip maker.
Exillon Energy Plc, a U.K. company drilling for oil in Russia, climbed the most in more than 16 months in London trading after saying total production rose 45 percent in 2012 and its reserves beat targets.
As Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was pleading not guilty to charges of terrorist conspiracy in a federal court in New York, several congressional Republicans were accusing the Barack Obama administration of going easy on terrorism.
Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Daytona 500 for a second time as Danica Patrick finished eighth to secure the best result for a female driver in the 55-year history of Nascar’s marquee race.
After a week of hearings ended in the biggest terrorism case in U.S. history, this much had been resolved: Court microphones were altered so speakers must push a button to talk, instead of hitting a button to mute any sound.
The head of the U.S. military tribunal system rejected a government request that he drop a conspiracy charge in the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks.