Uranium prices are hovering near eight-year lows because an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March 2011, crippling the Fukushima-Daiichi atomic power plant, and leading to the shutdown of nearly all reactors in the country, which previously relied on nuclear sources for 30 percent of its power.» Read More
NBC's Charles Hadlock has the latest from Tokyo on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the country in the middle of the night.
CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's market activity, including reaction to the most recent Japanese earthquake. Also, a look at the currency markets and the yen, with Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets. And gold futures are near flat after hitting a record.
A look at the stocks that have been impacted the most by the disaster, with Kevin O'Brien, Revere Data CEO.
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Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant Sunday as officials said it will take several months to bring the crisis under control, the first time they have provided a timetable.
There seems to be little news to merit any optimism. The challenges facing Japan are great and daunting. But let's not discount the resilience and determination of the Japanese and let's not dismiss the Japanese economy.
As hundreds of thousands of young people begin their working lives on Friday, they face a transformed Japan that will test a generation reared in affluence yet dismissed by its elders as selfish materialists. The New York Times reports.
These plays might be "glaringly obvious," but Cramer said they're making investors a lot of money.
General unrest in the Middle East has had a "dramatic impact on oil prices," the chief executive of a major South African mining and energy company said Thursday—and he makes no secret of the fact that that's good news for his firm.
Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation levels yet and the president of the plant operator checking into a hospital with hypertension.
Perhaps we were wrong to cite the CBOE's VIX contract as a good indicator of market volatility? Recent events, including on-going military action in Libya and the Portugal sovereign debt crisis, would have suggested that the market should sell off on greater uncertainty, and yet the VIX fell from 29 last week to 17 today. Are investors becoming more sanguine about these issues?
Here's what you should be watching Thursday, March 30.
The current market environment reminds me of the movie “Wayne’s world” that I saw longer ago than I care to remember. The party mood on the markets just continues in the face of clear and present dangers.
The livestock industry in the U.S. is seeing a boom since the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Japan already imports around $10 billion in meat each year, and that number is likely to grow, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
The term “rolling blackouts” has become shorthand for noting one way Japan is trying to cope with its national calamity. Experts say it may be next year before anything close to full electrical power is restored in Japan. The New York Times reports.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and David Dietze, Point View Financial Services take a look at JPMorgan's report on the ripple effects of Japan's disaster and where to put money in recovery.
The reality is, in this century, a global perspective is necessary when investing for portfolio success. Latin America, developing Europe, the Middle East, and Africa all hold promise. And without a doubt the brightest beacon for emerging growth today is Asia.
NBC's Lee Cowan has the story on nuclear fears in Japan.
Insight on JPMorgan's report on the impact the earthquake will have on Japan, with Bruce Kasman, JP Morgan chief U.S. economist and CNBC's Steve Liesman.