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Tepco, Toshiba, JR East May Be Among Most Hurt by Earthquake

Tokyo Electric Power Co., Toshiba Corp., East Japan Railway Co. and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. are among companies that may be most hurt by the strongest earthquake on record to hit Japan, analysts and investors said.

Tokyo Electric, battling to avoid a meltdown at its Fukushima nuclear plant, faces “severe” rebuilding costs and Toshiba’s nuclear business may see increased scrutiny, said Minoru Matsuno, president of Value Search Asset Management Co. in Tokyo.