The Nikkei is up 51 points today in trading in Japan.
On Wall Street, the Dow was up 89 points Tuesday.
The Nasdaq gained 53.
Federal reserve policy makers wrapped up day one, of a two-day meeting.
New federal reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen is expected to hold her first news conference later today.
Google says its smartwatches will be available later this year.
Watches will operate using android mobile software.
A video posted on Google's blog shows people speaking into their watches to check
Sports scores, control music and send replies to text messages.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she'll likely testify before congress--about the company's handling of a faulty ignition switch, that is tied to 12 deaths.
Barra spoke to reporters Tuesday for the first time since the company recalled 1.6 million vehicles.
She apologized for the loss of life that occurred.
The on-time performance of America's airlines dropped in January.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report was released Tuesday.
It found the largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of about 68 percent in the first month of this year.
That's down from 81 percent, in January of 2013.
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