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Second Japanese Quake Shocks Stocks, but Yen Rises

Apr 7th, 2011 | By
Second Japanese Quake Shocks Stocks, but Yen Rises

A 7.1 aftershock rattled Japan Thursday in the wake of last month’s record quake, sending more tremors through the stock market. Japanese stock futures and Sony stock fell. Meanwhile the yen rose in response to Japanese central bank credit actions. The new quake struck 215 miles northeast of Tokyo, at about 11:32 pm local time.
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State Department Warns Against US Travel to Japan

Mar 13th, 2011 | By
State Department Warns Against US Travel to Japan

The US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs advised US citizens to avoid non-emergency travel to Japan Sunday, following Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake. The alert is in effect through April 1, pending updates on planned power outages, evacuation near nuclear facilities in Fukushima, and the outlook for aftershocks and tsunamis. Due to disruptions of water,
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New Zealand Earthquake Kills 65, Damages $12 Billion

Feb 22nd, 2011 | By
New Zealand Earthquake Kills 65, Damages $12 Billion

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand during the lunch hour Tuesday, killing at least 65 and destroying an estimated $12 billion in property. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says this may be his country’s darkest day. The quake struck while streets were filled with office workers and shoppers. Multi-story buildings caved in, sending
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