| Dec 9, 2014

Nikkei snaps seven-session run

The benchmark Nikkei average snapped its seven-session winning streak on Tuesday, hit by profit-taking after the recent surge. The Nikkei 225 average lost 122.26 points, or 0.68 percent, to end at 17,813.38. On Monday, the key market gauge gained 15.19 points. The Topix index ...

321,000 hired in U.S. last month

Dec 6, 2014

321,000 hired in U.S. last month

by Christopher S. Rugaber

A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999. The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs — the most in nearly three years — put further distance between a strengthening ...

| Dec 5, 2014

Nikkei extends rally for sixth day

Stocks recouped early losses to extend their winning streak to a sixth session on the Tokyo Stocks Exchange on Friday, allowing the Nikkei to rewrite a seven-year closing high for five days in a row. The Nikkei 225 average rose 33.24 points, or 0.19 ...

| Dec 4, 2014

Nikkei again hits seven-year high

Stocks extended their winning streak to a fifth session Thursday, backed by an overnight rise on Wall Street and the continued depreciation by the yen. The Nikkei 225 average hit a seven-year closing high for the fourth consecutive day, climbing 166.78 points, or 0.94 ...

| Nov 27, 2014

Nikkei dips amid overheating fears

Stocks lost ground again Thursday, dampened by continued profit-taking stemming from overheating concerns as the market groped for fresh buying incentives. The Nikkei 225 average lost 135.08 points to close at 17,248.50. On Wednesday, the key market gauge dropped 24.04 points. The Topix sagged ...

| Nov 25, 2014

Nikkei rises amid upbeat mood

Stocks advanced Tuesday, helped by persistent hopes for further rises, but their gains were limited due to profit-taking. The Nikkei 225 average climbed 50.11 points to end at 17,407.62. On Friday, the key market gauge advanced 56.65 points. The Topix added 8.97 points, finishing ...