Nuclear power is under scrutiny as Japanese reactors overheat, leading some investors to take a new look at solar stocks.
Shares of General Electric slip amid Japan's nuclear energy crisis, while alternative-energy stocks get a boost.
Rebuilding will run down the stricken nation's financial wealth to replace lost physical assets.
The disaster in Japan likely means the end of nuclear energy, in the US and abroad, and a greater reliance on natural gas.
The Dow ends flat after analysts upgrade IBM. But the market is held in check by fluctuating oil prices and a slump in shares of networking companies. Molycorp. results cheer investors. Boston Beer's guidance disappoints.
There's enough reserve capacity to offset any major supply disruptions, and OPEC's lack of urgency may be the single biggest sign that the crisis may soon pass.
The cash flows coming into Energy Transfer Partners look to be ramping up this year.
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