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Asia stocks rise after Dow hits another record

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BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday on the heels of another record high on Wall Street and an interest rate cut in South Korea to boost economic growth. South Korea's Kospi index rose 0.8 percent to 1,972.70 after the Bank of Korea lowered its benchmark interest rate for the first time in seven months. In announcing that it was lowering the rate by a quarter percentage point to...