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Tokyo Stocks Jump as U.S. Escapes Default, for Now

Tokyo Stocks Jump as U.S. Escapes Default, for Now

   Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo stocks went sharply higher Friday, with sentiment brightened by a U.S. political deal to avert a national default, for now.
   The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 370.73 points, or 1.34 pct, to close at 28,048.94, the first finish above 28,000 in four market days.

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