Japan's capital sees prices fall most in over eight years as COVID-19 pain persists Core consumer prices in Tokyo suffered their biggest annual drop in more than eight years, data showed on Friday, an indication the hit to consumption from the coronavirus crisis continued to heap deflationary pressure on the economy. US jobless claims rise to 778,000 as pandemic worsensWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge... Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transitionThe Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines and news that the... Selection of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary Lifts Stocks: Live Business Updates Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition - The Boston GlobeThe Dow rose more than 400 points, or 1.4 percent, to trade just over 30,000 late Tuesday morning. Rate cut bets melt as vaccines boost economy hopesExpectations of interest rate cuts in some of the world's biggest economies have melted within the space of a month on hopes a successful coronavirus vaccine will fuel a growth bounceback next year. Japanese consumer prices fall at fastest rate in decadeNationwide core index down 0.7% in October from a year earlier Japan consumer prices fall at fastest pace in a decade in OctoberDrop creates concern of a return to deflation as people stay at home and curb spending due to coronavirus pandemic.