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Japanese yen hits record high against U.S. dollar

Mar 17, 2011
The yen has hit its highest level against the U.S. dollar since World War Two as Japanese insurance companies sell off foreign investments to cover impending insurance claims.
Posted In: Investing

Japan quake hammers U.S. companies

Mar 17, 2011
The ripple effects from the earthquake and tsunami hit a range of U.S. companies, from Aflac to Tiffany, which sell heavily to Japan.
Posted In: Retail

Japan struggles with massive clean up effort

Mar 17, 2011
Nearly one week after Japan was rocked by a disastrous 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami, a large scale clean up effort is underway in the northern part of the country.

Japan's automakers struggle to restart

Mar 16, 2011
Toyota extended its Japanese plant closures. Even as others resume production, the fallout spreads globally to factory floors and bottom lines.
Posted In: Auto

Businesses, supply chains shut down in Japan

Mar 16, 2011
Japan's businesses try to survive despite shut-off transportation, road blockages and the nuclear crisis.

Blackouts, power disruptions change how business works in Tokyo

Mar 16, 2011
Tokyo residents are adjusting to power and supply shortages in the city -- but one investment banker says people haven't panicked over the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster.

Japanese nuclear woes raise concerns over GE designs

Mar 16, 2011
Since nuclear reactors were first rolled out in the 1960s, critics have questioned the safety of General Electric's Mark 1 boiling-water reactors. And in the wake of the earthquake in Japan, GE may face global pullback from nuclear technology.

Foreign firms evacuate workers in Japan

Mar 16, 2011
As the nuclear situation intensifies at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, many companies face tough decisions around relocating employees and business abroad.
Posted In: Jobs

U.S. auto plants affected by Japan quake

Mar 16, 2011
In the U.S., Subaru and Toyota cancel overtime shifts amid uncertainty about their suppliers in Japan.
Posted In: Auto

Scams and hoaxes make the rounds in Japan

Mar 16, 2011
A whale did not get flung out of the sea by heavy waves and smash into a building. If you see a link to a video of that, don't click on it. It's a scam -- one of several circulating after the events in Japan.

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