japan earthquake 2011

Japanese Shares Jittery as More Earthquakes Rumble

More bad news in Japan sparked profit taking today. Radioactive iodine has seeped into Tokyo's drinking water and new reports show that the surrounding seawater is also radioactive, which could lead to a ban on seafood if it doesn't dissipate. Today another series of earthquakes rocked Japan, including a 6.6 magnitude tremble.

How Japan Quake May Affect U.S. Economy

It's still too early to measure how a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan will impact the U.S. economy. A few things, however, are all but certain.

Japanese Market Nosedives in Quake Aftermath

Japanese shares plummeted in the aftermath of what Prime Minister Naoto Kan describes as Japan's worst disaster since 1945. The Nikkei 225 Index plunged 6.2%. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index gained 0.4% and China's Shanghai Composite Index inched up 0.1%.