Twenty years ago the devastating 6.7 magnitude earthquake that killed 75 people and left 125,000 homeless shook California. CNBC's Jane Wells reports then and now.» Read More
Last year's triple Fukushima disaster – an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis trifecta -- claimed more than 19,000 lives and wreaked utter havoc on the affected area. But the cascading effects of the Fukushima catastrophe may prove to be even more serious and long-lasting.
The supply chain's tsunami recovery was relatively quick, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Regional cities like Aizu-Wakamatsu could be crucial to Japan’s effort to attract foreign investment, the New York Times reports.
Most investors can rhyme off a litany of reasons as to why to avoid Japan – high government debt, deflation and a demographic vortex just to name a few. But Japanese equities appear to be emerging as a favorite contrarian play among some experienced investors.
Jacinthe Martin says it took her a few days to reach “panic” status last March, as Japan’s nuclear crisis deepened following its earthquake and tsunami. But the agitated news reports and frantic emails from friends finally pushed her – like many foreign residents of Tokyo – to abandon her adopted city for sanctuary overseas, FT reports.
In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed. The NYT reports.
The price of uranium could receive a boost from renewed instability in the Middle East if governments turn again to nuclear power, an industry executive told CNBC.
Japan's fishing industry may be about to undergo a complete transformation. One local government is proposing opening coastal waters to big-business investors in what he says is an effort to save the industry. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports hackers infiltrated the Nasdaq's computer systems; a 3.9 magnitude earthquake jolted the San Francisco area; and a look at earnings after the bell.
More than 20 spots in and around the nation’s capital are contaminated with potentially harmful levels of radioactive cesium, according to a citizens’ group and the respected nuclear research center they worked with. The NYT reports.
Some analysts believe the euro could be heading to a new lower range, as Europe grapples with its peripheral debt crisis.
Following the catastrophic earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011, affected companies – including my own – have taken a fresh look at the way they manage risk. And for good cause.
A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the ocean.
Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.
The week's top business and investment news, including Hurricane Irene and banking plays.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the story on the damage from yesterday's 5.8 earthquake that shook the East Coast.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson takes a look at the damage from the Quake and the measures nuclear power plants are taking to keep facilities cool, with Thomas Farrell, Dominion Resources CEO, who says plants remain shut down until inspectors confirm no damaged was sustained.
People are still buzzing about the strong earthquake that rattled the East coast yesterday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the details on the damages caused and the safety procedures following the quake.
Quake prompts some building evacuations on the East Coast. David Christian, Dominion Generation CEO, weighs in on damage in North Carolina.
Thomas O'Rourke, Cornell University engineering professor, discusses how vulnerable the East Coast is to natural disasters, including earthquakes.