Stock prices are up in Asia and Europe. Futures point to a rise in US stock prices at the open.
Stocks on the Dow gained Friday. But the Dow average closed lower for the week, which turned out to be tumultuous for stocks.
Currency markets reversed some of the gains of the yen after the G-7 announced that they would intervene to reduce the value of the yen. The Japanese currency lost nearly two yen against the dollar on currency markets.
Dow average gains 161 points as traders send stocks up broadly. Dow is now positive for the year.
Stock market futures, after Wednesday's big sell-off, move higher with brighter unemployment report.
IBM, General Electric and Microsoft lead the market lower. Dow falls more than 60 points initially.
Oil prices have dropped, and currencies in Japan, China, and Singapore will be affected.
Stock prices on global index fall in the wake of concerns about Japan's economy. Japan's stock prices on the TOPIX index plunge 7.5 percent.
The Dow average rose 59 points on Friday, but was down 1 percent for the week.
At least a dozen nuclear power plants have shut down across the country and millions of buildings around Tokyo were left without power from the Japan earthquake.