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Will the earthquake make it harder for Japan to borrow money?

Mar 14, 2011
Tom Byrne, senior vice president for Moody's in Singapore, explains how he calculates whether a natural disaster affects a country's credit rating.

Global insurers calculate costs of Japan quake, tsunami

Mar 14, 2011
As Japan assesses the damage from a catastrophic earthquake last week, insurers across the globe begin to tally the cost of the disaster. Estimates put the cost to insurers at around $35 billion.

Oil prices fall after disaster in Japan

Mar 14, 2011
The cost of oil fell below $100 a barrel following Friday's quake in Japan. When the world's third largest importer of oil goes offline, demand for crude plummets.
Posted In: Oil

U.S. nuclear energy under more scrutiny

Mar 14, 2011
As Japan struggles to control quake-damaged nuclear reactors, lawmakers and leaders express doubts over the future of global nuclear power.
Posted In: Environment

The effectiveness of Japan's earthquake early-warning system

Mar 11, 2011
The Japanese had invested more than a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars into an early-warning system that might have saved a number of lives today.

The economic recovery ahead for Japan

Mar 11, 2011
The Economist's bureau chief in Japan, Kenneth Cukier, talks about how Japan might recover from this earthquake economically.

Experiencing the Japanese earthquake

Mar 11, 2011
Coco Masters, former Tokyo bureau chief for Time magazine, talks with Steve Chiotakis about what she felt when the earthquake hit Japan.

Aid groups stand ready to help Japan

Mar 11, 2011
Phones lines to aid groups like the Red Cross are already ringing in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that struck Japan. What will the nation need exactly?
Posted In: Charity

With large debt, how can Japan's government respond to quake damage?

Mar 11, 2011
Bloomberg News reporter John Brisney experienced the Japanese earthquake first-hand. He talks with Steve Chiotakis about what it felt like and how Japanese companies are reacting.

Hawaii on tsunami alert: The experience from Waikiki

Mar 11, 2011
Hawaii is under the threat of a tsunami after a massive earthquake hit Japan. Marketplace's Adriene Hill talks about what's going on in the state from her hotel in Waikiki.

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