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Security Service on hand for tsunami evacuees

Why would a credit union executive from Colorado Springs willingly spend two nights at Denver International Airport? The answer: Just in case military dependents arriving from Japan needed financial assistance. And it’s all part of the job. As vice president of corporate communications for Security Service Federal Credit Union, which is Fort Carson’s only on-post… Continue Reading Security Service on hand for tsunami evacuees

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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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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