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  • Asian stocks turned higher, with Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney closing firmer as a late rally lifted markets to positive ground.

  • Asia's key stock indexes fell Tuesday, with China's Shanghai Composite Index closing 3.5 percent lower, after selling gathered pace in the afternoon trading session.

  • Most Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday in quiet trade, with Japan closed for Labor Thanksgiving Day.

  • Asian stocks stumbled on Friday, after stocks on Wall Street fell for a second straight session on renewed concerns a U.S. economic recovery was losing momentum.

  • Asian markets ended mixed on Thursday, as concerns over the pace of economic recovery weighed on sentiment. Tokyo slipped to a four-month low, Sydney edged up while Seoul gained 1 percent.

  • Asian shares painted a mixed picture as some markets failed to stay the course after rising in early trade on the back of modest gains on Wall Street.

  • Asia's key indices closed in the red on Tuesday, with Japan and South Korea giving up early gains as profit-taking took hold.

  • Asian share indexes gained ground Monday, after upbeat earnings from U.S. retailers underpinned confidence that a global economic recovery is under way.

  • Stock markets in Asia finished mostly lower. after shares on Wall Street snapped a six-day winning streak. China markets, however, managed to buck the uptrend.

  • Asia's key indexes failed to hang on to the morning's modest gains and closed lower, as Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul slipped into the red. Markets had earlier tracked Wall Street, after the Dow Jones Industrials closed higher for the sixth straight session.

  • Asian stock markets made modest gains on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off the rocky session on Wall Street overnight and focused instead on strong data out of China, which showed factory output jumping to a 19-month high in October.

  • Asian shares finished higher on Tuesday, following a rally on Wall Street which saw U.S. indices finishing at their highest levels in more than a year.

  • Asian markets chalked up gains on Monday, led by Sydney's 1.8 percent advance. However, investors remained concern over the state of the U.S. economy after the mixed jobs report released on Friday.

  • Asia's key indexes rebounded Friday from losses in the previous session, after strong U.S. jobs data reinforced hopes the economy is recovering.

  • South Korea's top financial services firm Shinhan Financial Group and Korea Exchange Bank on Tuesday posted forecast-beating quarterly profits as interest margins rose and bad loan charges shrank.

  • While the government battles over a health care plan, many companies are taking matters into their own hands - finding solutions that they hope will bring their employees high quality medical care  substantial savings to their bottom line.  One such solution - sending workers overseas for major medical care, a burgeoning field known as "international surgical travel" or "medical tourism."

    While the government battles over a health care plan, many companies are taking matters into their own hands.

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    Who follows and who leads in markets? The answer is surprisingly different to the answer most people assume is correct.

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    Asia receives a boost thanks to the Dow's move beyond the 10,000 mark. But what will the Dow's renewed momentum mean for Asia's growth chart? The answer lies not in the Dow but in the Korea's Kospi.

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  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    The United States will continue working for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula regardless of reports that North Korea launched missiles on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.