The Nikkei is up 416 points today in Tokyo.
On Wall Street, Dow finished up 93 points Thursday.
And the Nasdaq gained 30.
The markets finished in positive territory Thursday after a new report showed U.S. manufacturing is growing at the fastest pace in almost four years.
This morning investors get the latest figures on home sales.
An improving housing market helped pull the economy out of recession but there are recent signs of weakness.
New home construction dropped 16 percent last month and confidence among homebuilders is down significantly.
Toy maker Infantino is recalling 191,000 teething toys because a child could possibly choke on one of its parts.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should stop using the "Go Gaga Squeeze & Teethe Coco the Monkey toys." The toy is made of soft orange rubber, is shaped like a monkey, and squeaks.
The toys were sold exclusively at Target from late 2012 through early 2014.
Porsche is sending out a warning about its 911 GT3 models.
It's asking owners to stop driving the $130,000 car, because it can develop engine problems and catch fire.
The recall affects 785 GT3 cars from the 2014 model year, including 408 in the U.S.
Porsche says there have been no crashes or injuries.
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