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  • Nikkei rises for 8th day as strong U.S. data, weak yen boost mood

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose for an eighth day on Wednesday morning as the yen weakened, but gains were subdued as many investors stuck to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual meeting starting on Thursday. The...
  • Jim O'Neill: Calm in financial markets rests on faith in the Fed

    Talk about a summer lull. I worked in finance for the best part of 30 years, and I can't remember a period quite like this. Such a peculiar calm presents certain challenges. I'm almost glad not to be more actively involved. To begin with, coping with the...
  • Insight - Japan's polarising PM Abe learns the long game

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Shinzo Abe is one of Japan's most polarizing prime ministers in decades. He may also have a good shot at becoming that rarity in Japanese politics – a long-serving leader. Whether that proves to be the case depends on whether Abe,...
  • A fight for urban trees: Wealthier neighborhoods leafier

    A fight for urban trees: Wealthier neighborhoods leafier
    The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas. Seattle'...
  • End-of-summer color in the perennial garden

    About now, many of our perennial gardens are looking a bit faded. Disease and drought have taken their toll and a good many perennials have finished blooming, leaving us with beautiful memories and unsightly spent flower stalks to remove. With a bit of...
  • Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36

    Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36
    HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and...
  • Los Cabos Hosts North American Premiere of 'Words With Gods'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MADRID - In a coup for the fast-growing Mexican Festival, November's third Los Cabos Festival will host the North American premiere of "Words With Gods." The first part of a four-feature project, "Heartbeat of the World" and a...
  • Still awash with cash, world economies take turn for the worse

    LONDON (Reuters) - China's economy is slowing. The euro zone's is a flat line. Japan's sank in the second quarter. Britain has wage deflation. The U.S. economy is ticking over at best. In a world preoccupied by geopolitical crises - from Ukraine, Iraq...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Leads for 2nd Week

    TOKYO -- "Stand By Me Doraemon," the 3D CG reworking of a long-running 2D animated series about a robot cat and his boy companion, earned $6.8 million on 503,000 admissions on the weekend (Aug. 16-17) to drive its cume to $31.8 million, while taking the...
  • Citi considering sale of Japan retail banking unit : WSJ

    (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Citigroup is considering a possible auction for the sale, the Journal reported....