MID-DAY UPDATE: How Japan will change the global economy

Mar 14, 2011
Tokyo's Nikkei was down 6 percent. The biggest drop since the financial crisis. Toyota says its plants will be shut down this week. Sony and Nissan...

Japan's nuclear power plants in trouble

Mar 12, 2011
An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japa...

FACTSHEET: Japan's largest earthquakes on record

Mar 11, 2011
Japan's devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake, which struck the region Friday and set off a giant tsunami, is expected to go down in history as on...

MID-DAY UPDATE: YouTube, Web bring Japan quake to your desktop

Mar 11, 2011
There is one big story today playing out around the world. An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan last night, triggering a tsunami that has...

Earthquake warning system alerted people in Tokyo before they felt the quake

Mar 11, 2011
It's the world's first early warning system for earthquakes. It was developed by Japan meteorological agency, and as the earthquake shook the...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Davos and FCIC

Jan 27, 2011
The World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland, and already we're hearing from forum participants. A senior executive of Goldman Sachs...

Japan hates Facebook

Jan 10, 2011
Really interesting article in the Times. Not sure if it says more about Facebook or more about Japan but the social network is a total bust in that...

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MIDDAY UPDATE: Housing numbers, foreign trade

Dec 16, 2010
Today we heard some mixed news about the housing market. The number of new homes being built rose in November. Meanwhile, RealtyTrac said...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Groupon and the Fed

Dec 1, 2010
All eyes were on Google today and the Internet mega-corp deliberates on buying the up-and-coming Groupon. In a move that can only be seen as...

Japan cuts interest rates to near 0 -- where is this headed?

Oct 5, 2010
The central bank of Japan today made a surprise interest rate cut. Rates are rock bottom here, too -- is this a race to the bottom? What are the...