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TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading Friday in Asia, as most markets in the region and across the globe were closed for Christmas holidays. China's Shanghai Composite Index extended gains in the second day of a rebound from this week's earlier sell-off.
The Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions in one of several high-stakes contests in the final weekend of the National Football League's regular season. There are playoff spots and division titles to be determined including the critical Green Bay game which will see the winner earn the NFC North Division title and a first-round bye. Both teams have already clinched postseason spots and the Packers are a perfect 7-0 at home this season. Green Bay claimed their spot in the playoffs for the sixth straight season with a 20-3 win over Tampa Bay last Sunday.