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A man stands in front of a blank electronic stock board supposedly showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most other Asian markets were closed for national holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Wall Street rises again on hopes that Congress can deliver

Oct. 1, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is rising again in Thursday morning trading with hopes that Washington can get past its partisanship to deliver more support for the economy. The S&P 500 was 0.7% higher as talks continue on a deal that could send more cash to Americans, restore jobless benefits for laid-off...

Koichiro Miyahara, center, President and CEO of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE), and other officers attend a press conference at the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Tokyo. Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most other Asian markets were closed for national holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Outage freezes Tokyo Stock Exchange, world's 3rd largest

Oct. 1, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Stock Exchange plans to resume normal operations Friday after it halted trading for the day due to what they said was a malfunction in its computer systems — the worst such outage ever. There was no indication that the outage at the world's third-largest exchange resulted from...

The Tokyo Stock Exchange says it will resume normal trading Friday after an all-day outage due to a technical failure

Oct. 1, 2020 6:38 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Stock Exchange says it will resume normal trading Friday after an all-day outage due to a technical failure.
A man stands in front of a blank electronic stock board supposedly showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most other Asian markets were closed for national holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo trading stops over system failure, China on holiday

Oct. 1, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most other Asian markets were closed for national holidays. The Tokyo Stock Exchange said that all trading was stopped because of the problem, and will not resume for...

People take elevators at a shopping building in Tokyo on Aug. 24, 2020. Japanese manufacturers’ sentiments improved for the first time in three years, a quarterly Bank of Japan survey showed Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, as the nation grappled with stagnation worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japan's 'tankan' economy survey shows improved sentiment

Sep. 30, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese manufacturers’ sentiments improved for the first time in three years, a quarterly Bank of Japan survey showed Thursday, as the nation grappled with stagnation worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. The headline measure for the “tankan,” tracking sentiment among...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange traders gather at a post on the NYSE trading floor during the direct listing of Asana, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Wall Street is rallying Wednesday with rising hope that Washington may break through its partisanship to deliver more aid for the economy. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Wall Street rallies to close out strong, but wild quarter

Sep. 30, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday, but only after zooming up, down and back up again in a fitting end to what was a wild month and quarter for Wall Street. Prospects for additional support from Congress for the economy helped drive the day’s trading, as they have for weeks. The...

Cori Gauff of the U.S. serves against Italy's Martina Trevisan in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Gauff undone by 19 double-faults in French loss

Sep. 30, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:35 p.m. American teenager Coco Gauff’s French Open debut has ended in the second round after she double-faulted 19 times in a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 loss to 159th-ranked qualifier Martina Trevisan. Gauff double-faulted twice in the last...

People celebrate in front of the Sendai High Court after the court's ruling on the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant disaster in Sendai, northern Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The court on Wednesday found negligence by the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in failing to take tsunami measures to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering them to jointly pay some 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) in damages to thousands of residents for their lost livelihoods. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan court orders gov't, TEPCO to pay in Fukushima disaster

Sep. 30, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering them to pay some 1 billion yen ($9.5 million) in damages to thousands of residents for their lost...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, aircraft maintenance engineers prepare to stow away an SH-60K helicopter on the flight deck aboard Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH-183) along a sea route heading northward from Brunei towards Sulu Sea. Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget of nearly 5.5 trillion yen ($55 billion) for fiscal 2021 fund more purchases of costly American stealth fighters and expand its capability to counter possible threats in both cyber and outer space.(AP Photo/Emily Wang, File)

Japan military seeks record budget amid regional threats

Sep. 30, 2020 3:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget of nearly 5.5 trillion yen ($55 billion) for fiscal 2021 to fund more purchases of costly American stealth fighters and expand its capability to counter possible threats in both cyber and outer space. The budget request made public...

A man looks at screens showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Stocks are mixed Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Asia as investors wait for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China

Sep. 29, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday while upbeat manufacturing data lifted shares in China as investors studied the outcome of the debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. Hong Kong and Shanghai led regional gains while Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged lower. Overnight,...