Markets brush off US economic contraction

Associated Press
Markets brush off US economic contraction

A man looks at the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, as Japan's Nikkei surged 247.23 points, or 2.28 percent to 11,113.95, its highest level since April, 2010. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after strong U.S. corporate earnings outweighed sagging consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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