Stocks tumble

A trader signals an offer in the corn options pit at the CME Group in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a>. U.S. stock and commodity prices tumbled following a sharp drop in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic">Japan's</a> stock market, as investors worldwide worry about the economic impact of that country's recent earthquake, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVWAN00003" title="Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/earthquakes/japan-earthquake-tsunami-%282011%29-EVWAN00003.topic">tsunami</a> and unfolding <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVAAD00002" title="Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/nuclear-disasters/japan-nuclear-emergency-%282011%29-EVAAD00002.topic">nuclear crisis</a>.

( Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images / March 10, 2011 )

A trader signals an offer in the corn options pit at the CME Group in Chicago, Illinois. U.S. stock and commodity prices tumbled following a sharp drop in Japan's stock market, as investors worldwide worry about the economic impact of that country's recent earthquake, tsunami and unfolding nuclear crisis.

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