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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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Tokyo has November snow for first time in 54 years
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.
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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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Eurozone inflation remains weak in August
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