Global shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares are rising after Wall Street extended its gains for a third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Shares in France, Germany and Britain were edging higher in early Wednesday trading after strong gains across Asia. Wall Street futures also were moderately higher, auguring further advances. But concerns remain about the Chinese and U.S. economies and over whether the protests in the U.S. will set off another rise in COVID-19 cases. Investors are hoping the gradual lifting of lockdown provisions will help economies rebound from the coronavirus crisis.