"Stocks Hurt as GE, Utilities Hit by Nuclear Doubts"

"U.S. stocks fell Monday as investors struggled to assess the financial fallout of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 51.24 points, or 0.43%, at 11,993.16. Earlier in the session, the measure dropped to its lowest intraday level in six weeks.

General Electric was the measure’s worst performer with a 2.2% drop. The company supplied reactor No. 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant about 150 miles from Tokyo."

Donna Kardos Yesalavich reports for MarketWatch March 14, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Uranium And Nuclear Stocks Feel The Shock Waves Of Fukushima Meltdown" (Forbes)

"Shares of La. Nuclear Cos. Take Hit on Earthquake" (ABC News)

"Japan Nuclear Fears Lift Solar Stocks" (CNN Money)

"Uranium Stocks Hit as Nuclear Fears Spread" (Canadian Press) 

"Nuclear Stocks Tumble; Lubrizol Up on  Buyout" (Reuters)

"Analysis: Betting on  Nuclear Shares a Gamble" (Reuters)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011