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  • What Dow 30 Companies Are Doing to Help Japan Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 3:01 PM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at the Alcoa aluminum factory in Szekesefehervar, Hungary.

    In the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, many U.S. companies listed on the Dow 30 have offered various forms of aid to Japan's ongoing relief efforts. Read on to see how each company has contributed.

  • Global Tumult Sends Many Investors Back to Sidelines Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    A local investor watches the share-prices index display at a stock brokerage in Shanghai.

    "Until investors know the extent of the damage and nuclear fallout in Japan, the only certainty in the capital markets is that uncertainty will prevail," one strategist says.

  • Following the disasters in Japan, trader Steve Cortes on Thursday said China is in "a lot of trouble." Here's how he recommends trading it.

  • Busch: Risk-Off Revisit Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 12:13 PM ET
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    While we await the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan, we could be witnessing a structural change in the global financial markets.

  • Yen's Rise Due to Repatriation May Be Overblown Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    Traders point to Japanese investors repatriating assets as a significant cause of the yen's dramatic rise. Really?

  • Farr: Luck of the Irish? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:10 AM ET
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    This week's market action has left a lot to be desired. But given everything that is going on, we should probably be thankful. After falling some 4-5% from its recent highs, the S&P 500 remains in positive territory for the year.

  • How Bad Can It Get in Japan? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:20 AM ET
    An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    Ever since the nuclear plants began deteriorating in Japan, there's been no shortage of coverage in the media. But it's been very hard to find anything on the bottom line: how bad could this get. If everything goes wrong, if we get multiple meltdowns, what happens? What's the worse case scenario?

  • One-on-One with Mitch McConnell Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Here's the transcript from my recent interview with top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell. One of the key points he made from my perch is that he wants a broad-based budget deal, but absolutely no tax hike.

  • Hawaii Fears Economic Fallout From Japan Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Japan is Hawaii's second largest market for tourists behind the US mainland. Last year, 1.2 million Japanese came to the islands and spent $1.9 billion, according to the state tourism officials.  Now, all of this is threatened.

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    The yen rocketed to a postwar high against the dollar late Wednesday, and the market's showing little sign of calming today. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Now's the Time to Put Money in Russia: Strategist Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 5:23 AM ET
    Residential homes sit in front of the coal fueled Ferrybridge power station as it generates electricity in Ferrybridge, United Kingdom.

    As governments around the world rethink nuclear power, with fears rife about leaking radiation at Japan’s earthquake-damaged plants, Steen Jacobsen, chief investment officer at Saxo Bank, recommends investors focus on Russia to benefit from its energy potential.

  • For Europe and China, Nuclear Crisis Renews Fears Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:50 AM ET
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    As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified Wednesday, governments across Europe remained at odds over whether to scale back nuclear power programs or continue plans to expand, reports the New York Times.

  • Nut and Bolts of How the Yen Hit a Record Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:29 AM ET
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    It was a mixture of historical technical levels and algorithmic trading that rocketed the yen to an all-time high of 76.25 against the dollar Thursday, according to Thanos Papasavvas, head of currency management at Investec Asset Management.

  • Japan Nuclear Impact 'Worrisome': Stephen Roach Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 1:47 AM ET
    A Rescue worker wipes his forehead after carrying a body from the rubble of a village destroyed by the devastating earthquake March 16, 2011 in Kesennuma, Miyagi province, Japan.

    The world economy is still very fragile and the impact of the Japanese earthquake and the nuclear crisis is distressing, Stephen Roach, non-executive chairman at Morgan Stanley, Asia, told CNBC in an interview.

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    The complexity and uncertainty surrounding Japan's nuclear crisis has created a great divide between investors who are now running from risk and those who think they can ride it out.

  • Looking to Lighten Up? Here's How Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 8:55 PM ET

    Cramer has advice for investors who want to sell stocks now.

  • As Japan Rebuilds, Consider This Stock Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Cramer found a cheap stock that's poised to benefit from Japan's reconstruction.

  • Cramer: Stocks That Work Amidst Japan Crisis Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    Consider these five dividend-paying stocks, the "Mad Money" host said.

  • The yen rallied to a new all-time high against the dollar as traders speculated G-7 central bankers may be getting ready to intervene to drive the currency lower.

  • No 'Blueprint' for Japan Disaster: Progressive CEO Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 3:50 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    The Japan situation offers a new “calibration point” for insurers and the world, Glenn Renwick, CEO of insurance company Progressive, told CNBC Wednesday.