PlayStation network down: A Sony PlayStation network crash has coincided with the launch of their much anticipated Mortal Kombat, Portal 2, and SOCOM 4 games. The network may be down for days, Sony says.
The Japanese disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is providing good lessons for US atomic plants. In either negative or positive ways, Japan's influence on America keeps growing, like shiitake mushrooms.
Dow rises 23 points to close at highest level in 34 months. But stocks on Nasdaq edge down.
Stocks on the Dow gained Friday. But the Dow average closed lower for the week, which turned out to be tumultuous for stocks.
Japan is a leading producer of electronics components for the global market. Since the earthquake, many factories have been shut down indefinitely and others say they haven't been affected yet at all.
Stocks fall in US with Dow and S&P 500 dropping about half a percentage point. But drop in stock prices bigger in Europe and much larger in Japan.
Stock market falls with Dow dropping more than 100 points in wake of concerns about Japan earthquake. Stock prices in Japan fall more than 6 percent.
South Korean companies LG and Samsung are the No. 1 and No. 2 flat-screen TV makers worldwide. Their bitter rivalry highlights the stakes in the growing technology industry.