Wall Street plummets on Japan nuclear threat (AFP)

Pedestrians gaze at a share prices board in Tokyo. The prospect of a meltdown in a Japanese nuclear plant sent stocks and commodity prices plunging around the globe Tuesday, as markets feared the crippling effects on the world's third-largest economy.(AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)AFP – Panic selling hit the US stock market Tuesday as traders worried that a nuclear meltdown in quake-hit Japan could threaten the global economy.

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