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  • Yoshikami: Japan's Quiet Uncertainty Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | 9:49 AM ET
    A pedestrian road has collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture. The earthquake shook Japan, unleashing powerful tsunamis that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    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.

  • Young businessman who walks with superior

    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.

  • Cramer: 6 'Obvious' Trades Working Right Now Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 7:08 PM ET

    These plays might be "glaringly obvious," but Cramer said they're making investors a lot of money.

  • Oil's Dramatic Leap Is Good News for NatGas: Sasol CEO Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 11:18 AM ET

    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 Mount at Japan's Leaking Nuclear Plant Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    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.

  • VIX Shows Investors Are Upbeat; But They Shouldn't Be Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Will Dangers Spoil Markets' Party Mood? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 3:20 AM ET
    Question Marks

    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.

  • Japan’s Electricity Shortage to Last Months Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 11:25 PM ET
    Electric power poles lean over a road March 21, 2011 in Asahi, Chiba, Japan. Japan.Ten days after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the death toll has risen to at least 8,600 dead with thousands still missing. Presently the country is struggling to contain a potential nuclear meltdown after the nuclear plant was seriously damaged from the quake.

    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.

  • Yoshikami: Four Days in Asia Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    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.

  • A Radical Kind of Reactor Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    A doctor checks uses a giger counter to check the level of radiation on a woman

    While engineers at Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant struggle to keep its uranium fuel rods from melting down, engineers in China are building a radically different type of reactor that some experts say offers a safer nuclear alternative, the New York  Times reports.

  • How Nuclear Accidents Affected Markets 30 Days Later Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
    Quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima

    A CNBC analysis of how markets reacted to previous nuclear accidents may help explain and predict the impact of the emergency in Japan.

  • Damaged houses, cars and debris after the earthquake

    Talk about a morning with wildly inconsistent messages about the auto industry's ability to build vehicles in the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

  • A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    Despite record inflows into the Japanese ETF, options traders are less than optimistic about a Japanese recovery.

  • Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    Here's what you should be watching Thursday, March 24.

  • Cramer: This Is the 'Most Exciting' Stock In the Dow Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:19 PM ET

    Why the "Mad Money" host is bullish on this construction machinery name right now.

  • A couple walks past upturned vehicles sitting on a wall in the city of Miyako

    Almost two weeks since an earthquake and tsunami devastated a large part of Japan and forced Japanese automakers to shut down their plants, there's a growing panic with American car buyers.

  • Yoshikami: How to Outsmart Global Crises! Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:06 AM ET

    There is no shortage of challenges facing the world today and many investors are frozen waiting for clarity in these times of uncertainty. The problem is, in all likelihood, the world will not settle down any time soon and we will surely continue to see geopolitical shifts and unrest plaguing the investment world. So what are investors to do?

  • Japan Crisis Won't Derail ECB Rate Plans: Official Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The crisis in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people will not have an effect on the European Central Bank's interest rate policy, Manfred Schepers, vice-president finance and chief financial officer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, told CNBC.

  • Diplomas, and an Uncertain Future, for Japanese Pupils Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 2:21 AM ET
    A school pupil receives a graduation certificate during the graduation ceremony at Takkon Elementary School on March 22, 2011 in Ofunato, Iwate, 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 to rise with numbers of dead and missing exceeding 20,0

    Schools in Japan begin class in April and hold graduation ceremonies in March; like spring, they represent renewal and rebirth. On Tuesday morning, in a school meeting hall in the tsunami-ravaged seaport of Kesennuma, it became something else: an act of defiance. The NYT reports.