The Nikkei is up 19.86 points today in trading in Tokyo.
The Dow closed up 26 points Friday.
And the Nasdaq added 9.
New and existing home sales numbers come out this week.
Last month the housing market gained momentum when new home
Sales jumped more than 6 percent.
The government says the unemployment rate fell in 20 states last month,
While nearly three-quarters of the states added jobs.
The biggest unemployment rate drops were in Illinois and Massachusetts.
Rhode Island has the country's highest unemployment rate.
More problems for Radio Shack.
Shares in the struggling company are trading below a dollar a share for the first time in its history.
The New York Stock Exchange could stop listing the stock if it remains below a dollar, for 30 consecutive trading days.
And Harley Davidson unveils its first electric motorcycle today.
The single speed bike can go from zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds.
But it only gets 53 miles per charge.
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