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On the Call: MasterCard CEO on mobile payments

Electronics payment processors like MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc. are trying to adapt to new technologies for making purchases. That includes the use of mobile devices, including smartphones that enable "contactless" payments just by flashing a phone at an electronic scanner. Full story

Sanmina-SCI 2Q profit in line; outlook disappoints

Electronics manufacturer Sanmina-SCI Corp. on Monday reported improved second-quarter net income, although the company said it was "disappointed" in its revenue and profit margins. Softness in the company's business was led by weakness in the communications market and a delay in defense spending, it Full story

Electronics for Imaging raises 1Q estimates

Shares of Electronics For Imaging Inc. soared more than 10 percent Monday, after the company said it will report better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter. Full story

Hhgregg says it will add 250 workers

Electronics store hhgregg Inc. announced Tuesday that it plans to hire 250 workers for new stores scheduled to open this spring in Pittsburgh, Penn., and Mobile, Ala. Full story

After Japan Earthquake, Tech Shortages and Higher Prices Possible

Experts believe that the electronics industry may suffer shortages and price jumps this year amid tech-production uncertainties in parts of Japan that were affected by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit the region last week. Full story

EU lawmakers seek stricter rules for electronic waste

The European Parliament proposed stricter rules on Thursday to halt what has become Europe's fastest growing type of waste: discarded mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices. Full story

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  Gen-text: Kids staying glued to screens

Jan. 20: A new study says that kids between the ages of 8 and 18 devote almost 8 hours a day to a smart phone, computer, television, video game or other electronic device. NBC's Rehema Ellis reports.

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