European stock markets fell again and the American stock market opened lower over European worries on Monday.
Toyota Motor Corp said it would take a $50 million stake in U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors, a move that gives the Japanese automaker a chance to repair its dented public image and vaults the California start-up on to the world stage.
The stock market rebounded somewhat Friday morning after news that the German parliament approved that country's portion of a large European bailout.
While it doesn't solve the Greek debt crisis, the EU rescue plan will give indebted nations time to pare their debt.
Ultraorthodox Jewish men harvest wheat ahead of the Jewish Shavuot holiday in a field outside the Israeli community of Mevo Horon on Monday. Shavuot commemorates Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and is also a harvest holiday. It begins next Tuesday at sundown.
Chinese stocks rose 4.76 percent Friday as part of a strong showing across Asia.