Tokyo Stock Exchange Forced to Close Early
By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer
1 hour, 9 minutes ago
TOKYO - Japan’s main stock market index tumbled for a second day Wednesday led by a sell-off in technology shares in a session that was halted 20 minutes early because of heavy trading volume amid a widening criminal investigation of the Internet startup Livedoor.
The benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange plunged 2.9 percent Wednesday in a session that had to be shortened because of a surge in transactions