Passersby are reflected on the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Enthusiasm on Wall Street sparked by another positive report on the U.S. economy helped

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Passersby are reflected on the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Enthusiasm on Wall Street sparked by another positive report on the U.S. economy helped push most Asian stock markets higher Wednesday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index surged 2.3 percent to 15,096.97. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) less 

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Associated Press
Thu, May 16, 2013 6:58 AM EDT