Markets solid after drop in US jobless claims

Associated Press
Markets solid after drop in US jobless claims

People walk in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Thursday, April 11, 2013. Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday after a U.S. communications company posted a surprise jump in earnings that led to big gains in technology stocks and new highs on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.2 percent to 13,549.16. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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