A shopper looks at Panasonic's flat-panel television at an electronics retail store in Tokyo Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corp. said net profit surged more ... more 
A shopper looks at Panasonic's flat-panel television at an electronics retail store in Tokyo Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corp. said net profit surged more than eight-fold last quarter, helped by the weaker yen and strength in the company's automotive and housing-related businesses. The 107.8 billion yen ($1.1 billion) profit in April-June compared with a 12.8 billion net profit in the same period a year earlier, an increase of 842 percent. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shizuo Kambayashi
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 5:02 AM EDT