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Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoppers traded bricks for clicks on Monday, flocking online to snap up "Cyber Monday" deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to Star Wars toys....

China joins IMF currency basket: Why it matters
BEIJING (AP) -- The addition of China's yuan to the select basket of currencies used as a yardstick by the International Monetary Fund is a sign, experts say, that the yuan may one day become as recognizable as the dollar or euro....

Asia stocks rise as Japan data mends, yuan status welcomed
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as improved manufacturing in Japan offset weak Chinese data. The addition of the yuan to the IMF's basket of globally important currencies raised confidence in China's progress toward financial and economic liberalization....

For some people, the older the smartphone, the better
NEW YORK (AP) -- Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist....

Top carbon culprits US, China, India debate nuances of roles
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Call them the culprits of carbon....

World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc....

Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis....

IMF adds China's yuan to basket of top currencies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Chinese yuan will join a basket of the world's leading currencies, the International Monetary Fund announced Monday....

Info on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers....

Group funded by Coke to fight obesity disbanding
NEW YORK (AP) -- A nonprofit funded by the Coca-Cola Co. to combat obesity is disbanding following revelations about the beverage maker's involvement with the group....

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