SanDisk 2Q Earnings Beat Expectations; Gas Prices Continue to Creep Up

Second-quarter earnings for SanDisk exceeded estimates, coming in at $1.21 per share. Revenue for the maker of flash memory for mobile devices also topped expectations at $1.5 billion.

Drivers continue to feel the pain at the pump. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline climbed 3 cents overnight to $3.66. Experts attribute the steady increase to unrest in Egypt and the summer driving season.

Constantly monitoring cockpit systems is not necessarily easy for pilots. That is what industry and government experts said at the Airline Pilots Association Safety conference. They said the human brain is not wired to pay attention to instruments that rarely fail. The problem, however, is that issues often show up in accidents and may have been a factor in the recent Asiana crash landing in San Francisco.