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The Latest: Hollande meets African leaders on climate needs
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:...

European Central Bank may surprise with size of new stimulus
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Christmas is coming - and investors are already convinced they will unwrap an early present Thursday in the form of more economic stimulus from the European Central Bank....

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....

From racing to rum, things to know about year-end tax breaks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before the start of filing season....

Report: BMW CEO sees point when updating diesel uneconomic
BERLIN (AP) -- BMW's CEO says that at some future point it will no longer make economic sense to keep adapting diesel engines to ever-tougher rules, but he isn't saying when....

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....

Cybersecurity bills would add secrecy to public records laws
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A proposed law meant to encourage companies to share information about cyberthreats with the U.S. government includes measures that could significantly limit what details, if any, the public can review about the program through federal and state public records laws....

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

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