The Nikkei is up 11 points today in trading in Japan.
The Dow dropped 32 Wednesday.
And the Nasdaq was down 19.
Investors will be watching to see how many Americans applied for unemployment benefits.
Those numbers are due out later this morning. And tomorrow we'll get the monthly unemployment report. Economists expect to see a slight uptick in jobs, but not enough to lower the unemployment rate now at 8.2 percent.
The Federal Reserve acknowledges job growth is weak, but after a two day meeting, policy makers took no new steps to boost the economy.
The New York Stock Exchange is investigating a series of irregular trades.
About 140 stocks were hit with a wave of volatile trading when the markets opened.
The brokerage firm Knight Capitol Group admits it had a "technology issue" that affected trading in dozens of major stocks.
The company told its clients to use other brokerage firms to make trades.
Burger King's recent makeover is apparently bringing in customers.
Income jumped 60 percent in the second quarter.
Burger King is also expanding in overseas. In the past year, it has opened new stores in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.