Stocks higher after G-7 pledge to restrain yen (AP)

A foreign exchange worker sit at their desk as the Nikkei stock average is shown below the conversion rate of the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen at a foreign exchange firm on Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.  The dollar plunged to 76.53 Japanese yen late Wednesday in New York, falling far below the April 1995 low of 79.75 yen, as leaks of radioactivity from a stricken Japanese nuclear plant have deepened the Asian country's woes following last week's massive earthquake and tsunami.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)AP – Global stocks rose Friday after the world’s seven leading industrial nations moved to rein in the Japanese yen, whose surge to record highs this week was hurting a country already brought to its knees by natural disasters.

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