US Business Reacts to Japan

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The crisis in Japan has finally hit home for stock markets around the world. Investors are concerned that electronics manufacturers, who import chips from Japan could be affected by lapses in the supply chain. Two of Japan's top companies, Honda and Toyota have halted production at their Japanese plants and Detroit is highly dependent on parts from Japan. At the same time, the disaster in Japan has raised questions about the energy industry here in the United States. 

Finance and Wall Street correspondent for The New York Times, Louise Story and Garry Golden, energy futurist with the firm FutureThink discuss the impact of Japan's crisis on the future of business in the U.S.

Guests:

Garry Golden and Louise Story

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

Peg from Planet earth

Please spend more time discussing what the world is going to do with spent fuel rods, dismantling old reactors and storage (for thousands of years) of nuclear waste. Yes, we know we want energy but what are we going to do about all this dangerous leftover nuclear waste?

Mar. 16 2011 08:51 AM

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