Nikkei down 3% as tech selling, strong yen drive further losses

Japan's Nikkei stock index briefly fell more than 3 percent on Monday afternoon, as weak technology issues tracking falls in their US counterparts and a stronger yen hurt investor sentiment.According to Kyodo News, at 2 pm, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 1,142.30 points, or 2.88 percent, f