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Nikkei Tops 26,000 Briefly in Morning

Nikkei Tops 26,000 Briefly in Morning

   Tokyo, Nov. 17 (Jiji Press)--The benchmark Nikkei stock average briefly rose above 26,000 in Tokyo trading Tuesday morning, breaking the threshold for the first time in some 29 years on an intraday basis.
   The rise came after the Dow Jones industrial average notched a record closing high on news that U.S. biopharmaceutical company Moderna Inc. has confirmed its experimental vaccine is 94.5 pct effective against novel coronavirus infection.

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