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Tsunami-nomics: How the Disaster Could Set the Stage for Japan's Economic Recovery

Japan, having absorbed a massive catastrophe, finds itself with major industries struggling. What's a country to do?



When a massive undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Japan in March, it shook apart cities and created a massive wave that wiped out seaside communities. In the wake of the tragedy—and resulting nuclear disaster—the world focused on emergency measures and human costs. We're just now starting to grapple with the longer-term effects of the tsunami, which are being felt around the world.

Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, is one of the few developed nations to maintain a significant manufacturing and export sector, namely cars and electronics. But the disruptions caused by the earthquakes—infrastructure damage, power outages, and work absences—have hit these industries hard.

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What Can Tornado-Ravaged Towns Learn From Greensburg, Kansas?

When Greensburg, Kansas was flattened by a massive tornado, it was rebuilt as a cutting edge "green town." Can Joplin do the same?

It's far from over, and the 2011 tornado season is already the most destructive and deadliest in decades. From April 14 to 16, the largest tornado outbreak in world history tore across the Southeast. Two weeks later, that record was shattered by the April 25-28 Super Outbreak. Then Sunday night, the deadliest single tornado since the 1950s utterly obliterated the small Missouri city of Joplin.

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Infographic: Is This a "He-Covery" to Climb Out of the Great "Man-Cession?" 'Man-Cession,' and a Hard Road Back to Work for Women

A startling chart shows just how drastically women are being left behind in the economic recovery.

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Dispatches from Haiti: Not Another Concrete Graveyard

This is a continuing series on the devastation and reconstruction of Haiti. As the story fades from the front pages of newspapers and ...

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Dispatches from Haiti: The Rains Come Early

This is a continuing series on the devastation and reconstruction of Haiti. As the story fades from the front pages of newspapers and ...

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