The Nikkei gained 307 points in trading today in Japan.
On Wall Street, the Dow rose nearly 106 points Tuesday.
And the Nasdaq added more than 39.
Stocks managed to break their year-opening slump. Shares of health care companies led the charge.
Federal regulators are cracking down on deceptive weight loss ads. Four companies have been ordered to return 34 million dollars to consumers. They include LeanSpa, HCG Diet Direct and beauty products company L'occitane. The maker of an additive called Sensa - will pay the most -- $26 milllion -- for claims that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling the powder on their food.
Just call them smartphones on wheels. Tesla and audi are teaming up with at&t to offer internet connectivity in their cars. Drivers of the 2015 audi a3 and all Tesla models will only need to use their voice to send messages and communicate with the car. Experts say its another step closer to the driverless car.
And more people moved to Oregon than to any other state last year. The survey by the leading household moving company says other top relocation destinations were South Carolina, North Carolina and Nevada.
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