A man walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index that rose 230.85 points to 13,760.50 in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. An increase in new ... more 
A man walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index that rose 230.85 points to 13,760.50 in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. An increase in new U.S. home sales and strong corporate earnings across a range of industries lifted investment sentiment in Asia, where most stock markets rose Wednesday. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Itsuo Inouye
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 1:59 AM EDT