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Lockheed Martin sells detection device to Japanese

The Japan Ministry of Defense recently ordered 19 AbleSentry systems from Lockheed Martin to provide detection and early warning of a possible chemical, biological, or radiological attack. Designed for the tactical battlefield, AbleSentry is simple to deploy, operate and maintain. Using a sophisticated detection algorithm, the system’s array of networked, remote sensors provides a high… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin sells detection device to Japanese

Japan disaster set to be world’s costliest

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Japan’s government said the cost of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast could reach $309 billion, making it the world’s costliest natural disaster on record. The extensive damage to housing, roads, utilities and businesses across seven prefectures (states) has resulted in losses of between 16 trillion yen ($198 billion) and 25 trillion yen… Continue Reading Japan disaster set to be world’s costliest

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The International Committee of the Red Cross, along with the Japanese Red Cross, has launched the FamilyLinks website to help people connect with family and friends in Japan. The site is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese. People can register on the website to inform family and friends that they are safe,… Continue Reading Red Cross site helps connect U.S. to family, friends in Japan

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On the heels of the Japanese tsunami disaster, the¬†American Red Cross has created an online tool that allows businesses to assess their level of preparedness for major emergencies. The free tool, called Ready Rating, offers a 123-point survey that rates your business’ readiness for a disaster, and makes suggestions about how to improve. Access the… Continue Reading Red Cross creates business disaster preparedness tool

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Dollar and yen get boost from Japan worries

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Investors worried over the nuclear crisis in Japan and the ensuing worldwide sell-off in stock markets are buying up the globe’s traditional safe-haven currencies: The dollar, Swiss franc and even the Japanese yen. While the earthquake and tsunami have wrought devastation in Japan, and an intensifying nuclear threat is deepening the crisis, investors expect Japanese… Continue Reading Dollar and yen get boost from Japan worries

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Mounting concerns over the impact of the massive earthquake in Japan pushed U.S. stocks lower Monday. The earthquake and tsunami along Japan’s northeast coast killed thousands and has raised fears of a slowdown in the world’s third-largest economy. On Wall Street, all 10 company groups that make up the Standard and Poor’s 500 index fell.… Continue Reading Stocks fall as worries mount over Japanese economy

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