March 15, 2011 6:50 AM

Japan's crisis could strain California's economy

First Egypt. Then Libya. And now Japan. From a spike in oil prices to a possible disruption in trade routes, international turmoil could put a dent in an economic recovery that's finally gathering speed in California and across the country. Japan is California's third-largest market for exported goods of all kinds – about $1 billion worth in January.

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