Industry giants like Caterpillar aren't the only players that will benefit from post-quake reconstruction.
We've yet to receive an all-clear in Japan, but might the nuclear crisis be resolved without an Armageddon scenario after all?
The world's crises are the new operative backdrop. If you can handle the heat, trade stocks that have nothing to do with the Middle East, oil or Japan.
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.
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