1. Ballots in the U.S. presidential election are still being counted, days after polls closed. Several key states remain too close to call, but Democrat Joe Biden’s chances for victory seem to be growing—even as President Donald Trump challenges the results.
  2. Tokyo’s benchmark stock index hit a 29-year-high on Friday. That was in line with other markets around the world that seemed to take a relaxed attitude to the emerging outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
  3. Japanese auto giant Toyota is managing to turn a profit despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Its results are in positive territory for the first half of this fiscal year with a strong outlook for the whole period.


November 6, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline