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Industry giants like Caterpillar aren't the only players that will benefit from post-quake reconstruction.
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.
Rebuilding will run down the stricken nation's financial wealth to replace lost physical assets.
Japan's earthquake and tsunami and the crisis in the Middle East and North Africa will weigh heavily on several funds.
The Dow closes up 60 points. Japanese stocks plunge after the massive earthquake and tsunami. Crude oil drops to $101. Apple rises as iPad 2 sales begin.
American Apparel's chief lawsuit officer. Talks about tapping the country's oil reserves. Radient's relationship issues.
The blue chips drop below 12,000 for the first time since Jan. 31. News that Saudi police disperse protesters worsens a slumping market. Oil drops. Weekly jobless claims are worse than expected. Green Mountain Coffee will sell Starbucks coffee.
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