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  • Money traders work Aug. 3, 2011, in front of the electric board showing the yen-dollar exchange rate at a money market brokerage firm in Tokyo.

    Japan weakens yen to aid recovery, exports

    Japan's government called for global action to calm currency markets Thursday as it took bold measures to help Japanese companies trying to recover from the March 11 disasters and a rising yen.

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    Japan's central bank injected a record 7 trillion yen ($85.5 billion) into money markets, and the Tokyo stock market nosedived Monday on the first business day since an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country's northeast and raised dire worries about the economy.

  • In this April 22, 2010, photo, a Wall Street sign is shown in front of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    Stocks surged to their highest level in five months Tuesday after a measure of the most important driver of the U.S. economy surged ahead in September, a hopeful sign for the country's main source of employment.

  • In this Sept. 30, 2010, photo, traders gather at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock futures are rising Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, following world markets higher after the central bank of Japan moved to weaken the yen.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stock rise following Japan's move on yen

    Stocks are opening higher following gains in world markets after the central bank of Japan moved to weaken the yen.

  • A man walks out from the Finance Ministry building in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. Japan intervened in the currency market Wednesday for the first time in six years to weaken the yen, which had spiked to 15-year highs against the dollar, battering the country's vital exporters. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

    Japan intervenes in currency market to weaken yen

    Japan waded into the currency market Wednesday for the first time in six years, buying dollars to weaken the surging yen, which is battering famed Japanese manufacturers like Toyota and Sony after spiking to 15-year highs.

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