WASHINGTON ( TheStreet) -- One world disaster or political crisis may not enter the consumers conscience, but a handful happening all at once can make buyers take notice in their wallets and shopping carts.The earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis in Japan have cost thousands of lives and -- according to estimates from analysts at Barclays (BCS) and Credit Suisse (CS - Get Report), among other firms -- could cost upward of $180 million. Meanwhile, the political crisis and resulting U.S. and European intervention in Libya has crippled oil production in that country and helped U.S. oil prices soar nearly 80 cents since this time last year.
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