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Readers’ Choice: Top Market Stories of 2011

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#3: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan Earthquake TsunamiThe devastating earthquake off the coast of Japan created one of the worst tsunamis in that country’s history. Then the real damage came, as a near meltdown took place at nuclear plant in Fukushima. The economic and human costs of this tragedy will never be fully known, but suffice it to say that this natural disaster literally and figuratively rocked the entire world.

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