Insurance claims stemming from the earthquake, and its aftermath will likely total tens of billions of dollars — making this one of the worst natural disasters from a claims perspective. Much of the money will be paid by domestic Japanese companies — though global re-insurance firms are facing big payouts too.
Last Sunday, a 32-year-old bullfighter named Lupita Lopez appeared in Mexico City's Plaza Mexico — the largest bullring in the world — and was inducted into the tiny sorority of matadoras, or professional female bullfighters. Lopez, 32, has wanted to be a bullfighter since she was 11.
The price of gas is rising rapidly: The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline topped $3.55 this week, according to AAA.
Rising gas prices don't just affect how much Americans drive. As the cost to fill up rises, it could affect what vehicles Americans drive, which could have consequences for the recovering U.S. auto industry.