Companies that benefit from global infrastructure expansion did well as investors anticipated that Japan would be in need of widespread rebuilding. AK Steel Holding Corp. rose 6.2 percent. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. rose 5.6 percent.
People going back to work anywhere will help the economy .Companies here may hire people to send Japan materials,food or whatever.Shipping may also pick up and hire.
People can't spend money without jobs.
The market is now a world market.Japans problems will help or hurt other parts of the world.