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  • Soldiers pull a boat across floodwater as they help to evacuate residents of Tagajo city, Miyagi

    Across Japan, there is a shared realization that the natural and nuclear disasters unleashed on March 11 have exposed the fragility of its postwar economic order — and that a recovery will not be a return to the status quo, the NYT reports.

  • Two earthquakes struck southeast Spain in quick succession Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and causing major damage to buildings, officials said.

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    More than 22 earthquakes struck Italy by noon on Wednesday, as is normal for the quake-prone country. But none was the devastating temblor purportedly predicted by a now-dead scientist to strike Rome.

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    A pair of TARP pariahs meet shareholders, a pair of big-cap companies report tough quarters and a pair of would-be wed wireless names face scrutiny. Here's what we're watching.

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    Since the March earthquake and tsunami hit that Japan, there’s been no shortage of new apps designed to help users prepare for, deal with and even recover from a disaster.

  • Residents travel on the opened road in front of the 4,724-tonne freighter "M.V. Asia Symphony", grounded by the recent tsunami in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture on May 6, 2011.

    With oil refineries out of commission and clogged roads slowing gasoline deliveries, Japan turned to electric cars to help provide needed services after the earthquake and tsunami in March. The New York  Times reports.

  • The French telecom equipment maker, Alcatel-Lucent, returned to profit at an operating level in its 2011 first quarter , despite disturbances caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in early March.

  • A man undergoes a screening test for possible nuclear radiation at screening center about 35 kilometers away from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

    Stone tablets in Japan, some more than six centuries old, are inscribed with messages about tsunamis, the New York  Times reports.

  • Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Saturday that the country's economic outlook was very severe and that the central bank would take appropriate action to support the economy.

  • Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally (L) and Executive Chairman William Clay Ford unveil a new 2011 Ford Focus during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center in January, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

    The Fed kicks off its two-day meeting, April consumer confidence data hits the tape, and the voice of Aflac's new duck just might be unveiled. But, earnings are the big story Tuesday. Here's what we're watching…

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    The anticipation of Helicopter Ben's date with the press, the waiting game for Raj Rajaratnam's verdict and the speculation surrounding Japanese recovery. Here's what we're watching…

  • People take shelter at an evacuation centre in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on March 16, 2011.

    A month after the tsunami ripped apart the north-east coast of Japan, 36 families from Rikuzentakata have become the first to shift their few possessions into temporary housing, a move that marks a new beginning but also reinforces anxieties about what lies ahead. The FT reports.

  • Rescue workers check the remains of a tsunami devestated house

    Stone tablets in Japan, some more than six centuries old, are inscribed with messages about tsunamis, the New York  Times reports.

  • It’s just over a month since the tragic events of March 11 and the subsequent disaster at Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. There are daily smaller earthquakes but for those of us in Tokyo, life has returned to “nearly-normal.”

  • Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    The craze for tablet computers has started to cannibalize sales of PCs. But with market leader Apple priced at nearly $330 a share, Taiwan's Hon Hai may be a cheaper way to gain exposure to this growth story, suggested a technology analyst.

  • A man undergoes a screening test for possible nuclear radiation at screening center about 35 kilometers away from Fukushima Nuclear Power Planton on April 9, 2011 in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck offshore on March 11 at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to ten metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan, and also damaging the Fukushima nuclear plant and threatening a nuclear catastrophe. The death toll continues

    Even before the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant has been brought under control, differing estimates underscore the uncertainties on the eventual cleanup’s timetable, the NYT reports.

  • The outlook of the container shipping industry remains uncertain, according to NOL’s Chief, as the industry grapples with concerns over rising fuel costs, overcapacity and ripple effects from the Japan disaster. Shipping veteran Ron Widdows, who helms the Singapore-based company, the world’s sixth-largest container shipping company, talks to CNBC’s Christine Tan.

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    Foreign cigarette makers have taken the unusual step of air freighting cigarettes to Japan to make up for a plunge in supplies, after last month’s natural disaster knocked out a third of the country’s cigarette production. The FT reports.

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    A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two, injuring dozens and piling misery on a region still buried under the rubble of last month's devastating tsunami.

  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner.

    Another quake in Japan, another EU nation on the brink, and another day without a budget deal. Here's what we're watching…