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Japanese markets plummet as nation deals with damage, power shortages

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Japanese stock markets fell more than 5 percent Monday as the country's manufacturers shuttered plants to assess damage and deal with power shortages, and the nation's economy wrestled with the impact of not only a natural disaster but lingering concerns about nuclear safety.
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Economic events for the week beginning March 14

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
A drumbeat of economic news this week should offer the latest reads on inflation, housing, the industrial sector and Federal Reserve policy.
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Rising gas prices hit businesses big and small

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Six months ago, Jeb Lopez launched a business ferrying automobile parts from suppliers to dealerships and body shops. Now, the price of gas is forcing him to dip into an emergency fund.
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New at the top: Mark Parkinson's accidental career

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
I've had an unconventional career path and it's because I have really lived by the notion that a person should really do what they have a passion for, not necessarily what will bring them money or prestige.
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USA Mobility jumping from pagers to smartphones, tablets with acquisition of Amcom

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Springfield-based USA Mobility saw its subscribers dwindle from 6 million in 2004 to 1.9 million at the end of last year as the expansion of text messaging and smartphone use continued to rattle its paging business. In many ways, it was a living relic of a bygone era in telecommunications.
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Value Added

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Thomas Heath is away. His column will resume when he returns.
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New York City details $3.3 billion shoreline plan

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
New York City will announce a $3.3 billion plan this week for new parks, housing, ferry service and environmental improvements for its 578 miles of shoreline to boost real-estate development and recreation.
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Washington area appointments and promotions for the week beginning March 14

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Datatel of Fairfax named Toby Williams vice president of corporate development.
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Washington area business events for the week beginning March 14

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Getting Venture Capital for Your Business. Jack Kern speaks about funding strategies, practices, valuations and how deals really get done. 7 to 9 p.m., 888 16th St. NW, Washington. Host: Professionals in the City. Cost: $30. Contact: 301-498-7340. Web site: ...
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Washington area bankruptcy filings for the week of March 14

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
These firms recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local court clerk's offices.
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Supreme Court decision on sentencing guidelines gives judges more leeway

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
Jason Pepper, a former meth addict and drug dealer from the heartland, says he got lucky when he was finally arrested. A sympathetic judge gave him a fraction of the prison time he could have received and, more importantly, sent him to a place where he got extensive drug treatment.
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Barely half of agencies meeting Obama's FOIA request goals, study says

Mon, 2011-03-14 05:00
President Obama's administration has improved in itsresponsiveness to freedom-of-information requests, but it still has a ways to go, according to a new report on the issue.
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Nuclear plant worker fears for colleagues, future

Mon, 2011-03-14 03:29
When Tsutomu Tashiro first tallied the damage from the quake that hammered his area, he was surprised by his good fortune. The next morning, his world fell apart: the siren sounded at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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Increase in oil revenue amid unrest in Arab world gives Russia some breathing room

Sun, 2011-03-13 22:36
The money is flowing in, but it could bring with it a complacency that will hinder reform.
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Japanese nuclear plants' operator scrambles to avert meltdowns

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
Japanese authorities said Sunday that efforts to restart the cooling system at one of the reactors damaged by Friday's earthquake had failed, a major setback in the struggle to contain what has become the most serious nuclear power crisis in a quarter century.
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Nuclear power industry watches warily as Japan's aging reactor is hit hard

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
It's one of the oldest nuclear reactors in Japan, a boiling-water unit made by General Electric, just a couple of weeks shy of 40 years old and close to retirement age. On Saturday, something went very wrong. The explosion at Fukushima Daiichi's unit 1 rattled an already shaken nation and renewed...
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Obama keeps his eye on independent voters

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
President Obama's Friday news conference did little to advance U.S. policy on Libya or clarify the White House's position on resolving the budget impasse in Congress. The president nonetheless conveyed one unmistakable impression: He is now focused intently on winning back independent voters.
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Where to get help with breast-feeding

Sun, 2011-03-13 06:00
La Leche League is a nonprofit group that helps mothers with breast-feeding issues. Chapters meet monthly at various times and locations. For more information, go to www.lllusa.org.
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