The stock market closed mostly higher on Thursday, helped by positive earnings reports by several large companies, including Apple and Caterpillar.
The core consumer-price index for the Tokyo metropolitan area climbed a preliminary 2.7% from a year earlier in April, the largest gain since 1992, according to data released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
DETROIT - General Motors, the nation's largest automaker, reported on Thursday that its net income in the first quarter fell about 85 percent, mostly because of costs associated with the recalls of millions of vehicles.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks struggled to rise on Friday, as the impact of upbeat U.S. economic data and robust U.S. tech shares faced off against fears of an escalating Ukraine crisis that bolstered the safe-haven yen.
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