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Sanyo Earnings Unable to Hold a Charge

sanyoMore ugly news from the Japanese electronics industry today. Sanyo Electric, the world’s largest producer of rechargeable batteries, this morning slashed its earnings forecast for the second time in as many months. The company, which is set to be acquired by rival Panasonic (PC), had expected to break even for the year ending this month. But the econalypse forced it to adjust even that tame forecast. Sanyo now expects to post a net loss of $920 million for the year. “We were hit by a sharp decline in earnings at our rechargeable-battery, chips and electronic-component businesses in the fourth quarter,” Sanyo VP Koichi Maeda, explained. “We expect the tough business environment to remain through the first half of the next fiscal year.”

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work