Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets.

Snow began falling before dawn with the mercury approaching zero as a cold weather system moved south.

The Japan Meterological Agency said it was the first time snow had fallen in November in central Tokyo since 1962.

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A U.S. weather satellite that will “revolutionize” forecasting blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous high-definition views of hurricanes and other storms over the Western Hemisphere.

A detailed stream of images provided by the satellite is expected to sharpen weather forecasts, provide more advanced warning of floods and better tracking of wildfires, plumes and volcanic ash clouds.

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Eurozone inflation remained weak in August, raising the prospect of further action from the European Central Bank to stimulate the bloc’s economy.

Inflation in the eurozone was 0.2%, unchanged from July and below analysts’ forecasts of a slight increase.
The ECB has introduced a number of stimulus measures, but the inflation rate still remains some way off the bank’s target of just below 2%.

Separate data showed the unemployment rate remained at 10.1% in July.

Analysts had been predicting a slight fall in the jobless rate.

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Stocks keep reaching new heights, and investors keep giving them the side eye.

Even as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was setting a string of records through July, nearly as many dollars were leaving stock funds as entering. Investors are still skeptical of a market that hurt them so painfully during the 2008 financial crisis.

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It’s known as the historic reversal, and it appears irreversible: Places where the old outnumber kids.

What began in 1995 in a single country, Italy, will spread to 56 nations, economies as diverse as New Zealand and Georgia, by 2030. These are the findings of Joseph Chamie, who spent a quarter of a century studying population patterns at the United Nations in New York and now is an independent researcher.

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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – More Old Than Young: A Demographic Shock Sweeps the Globe

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