Nikkei stock index tops 40,000 for 1st time on robust tech shares

The Nikkei stock index surpassed the 40,000 threshold for the first time Monday morning on robust technology issues, reaching the milestone just over a week after hitting an all-time high for the first time in 34 years.According to Kyodo News, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average topped the 40,000 li