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Worst Thai Floods in 50 Years Hit Apple, Toyota Supply Chain

Apple Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp. are facing the worst supply disruptions since the March earthquake that crippled Japan, leading investors to scramble assessing the financial toll of the floods in Thailand.

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said this week Thailand’s worst floods in half a century set back supply of components used in Mac computers, while Toyota suspended production of its Camry and Prius vehicles in the kingdom. Western Digital Corp., the world’s largest maker of hard-disk drives, warned it will post a loss this quarter and production won’t return to normal for months.