Three workers have been exposed to radioactive elements at Japan's tsunami-crippled plant, and two of them were injured and sent to the hospital for treatment.
World's biggest automaker said it expects to halt production at some of factories in North America due to shortages of parts from Japan.
Toyota said it will resume production of the Prius and two other hybrids while rival Honda has extended its Japan auto shutdown until early April.
Automaker says it will delay the launch of Prius hybrid minivan in Japan due to disruptions in parts supply following the earthquake and tsunami.
Food and Drug Administration said it will halt imports of dairy products and produce from the area of Japan where a nuclear reactor is leaking radiation.
Japan's government said cost of the earthquake and tsunami could reach $309 billion, making it the world's most expensive natural disaster on record.
World's largest PC maker says its employees in Japan are safe but that its office in Sendai sustained significant interior damage and remains closed.
World's largest maker of agricultural equipment said the foundation will also match any contributions from employees up to an additional $500,000.
Sony suspending production at plants that make popular consumer electronics like digital cameras and TVs due to shortages of parts and raw materials.
Japanese automakers are struggling with power cuts and a dwindling supply of components as a result of the disaster that devastated northeastern Japan.
Japan needs to act quickly and ban food sales from areas around the damaged nuclear plant if there are excessive levels of radiation, WHO said.
GM is halting some production and temporarily laying off workers at a Buffalo engine plant, another sign that Japan's disaster is affecting automakers around the globe.
Contamination from the nuclear complex has seeped into the food chain, saying that radiation levels in spinach and milk from nearby farms exceeded safety limits.
Automaker plans to resume auto and parts production at more factories next week, but it may be months before Japan's auto industry return to normal.
Operators evacuated workers from Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant, the latest of persistent troubles in stabilizing the radiation-leaking complex.
A spokesman for General Motors Co.'s European subsidiary Opel says a shortage of electronic parts from Japan will force the company to halt car production at two plants.
Provider of semiconductor assembly and test services said a manufacturing facility suffered minor damage as a result of the massive earthquake.
Shortage of parts from Japan will force General Motors to halt production at its pickup plant in Shreveport, La., next week.
Automakers are trying to find alternative suppliers to replace those knocked out of action by a colossal earthquake that forced production to halt.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a 'comprehensive review' of the safety of all U.S. nuclear plants following the situation in Japan.
China urging Japan to provide prompt, precise information about its nuclear crisis in a bid to control rumors about possible dangers.
It is unclear what impact Japan's tsunami and nuclear crisis will have on American gas prices, but it could be slight, Energy Dept. official said.
Growing concern over exposure from damaged nuclear plants in Japan prompted officials to deploy more radiation monitors in western U.S.
Factories, ports, roads, railways and airports have been shut down or damaged, so auto and technology companies are cut off from suppliers.