Toshiba Drops as Nuclear-Unit Charge Undermines Confidence

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Employees check a rod containing plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel being loaded into the No. 3 reactor at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Toshiba Corp., the Japanese industrial group embroiled in a widening accounting scandal since April, slumped in Tokyo trading after reports questioning how the company booked losses at its nuclear power operations over two past fiscal years.

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