CHART OF THE DAY: Flat-Panel TV Sales Rate Finally Stops Plunging

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After their first year-over-year drop ever, flat-panel TV shipments to retailers in North America jumped almost 20% in the first quarter. Discounters slashed prices and Circuit City dumped inventory as it slid into bankruptcy. Lower-priced LCD TVs made by Vizio gained market share over higher-end brands, Sony and Samsung.

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