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IMF Prepares To Add China's Yuan To List Of Reserve Currencies

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President Obama (from left), French President Francois Hollande and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates applaud a speech during the Mission Innovation event at the UN conference on climate change Monday in Paris. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A view of the opening of COP21 on climate change Monday in Paris. More than 150 world leaders are meeting for the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images hide caption

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A power-generating windmill turbine is seen in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris ahead of the COP21 World Climate Summit, which begins Monday. Christian Hartmann/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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President Obama (center) and Secretary of State John Kerry (right) attend Monday's opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and it was poised to become a manufacturing giant because of its unique geography. John Francis Peters for NPR & Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies

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Delegates from about 170 countries gathered in Kyoto in December 1997 during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This year in Paris, the stakes are even higher, negotiators say. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

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The Amazon Fulfilment Centre prepares for Black Friday this year in Hemel Hempstead, England. Black Friday has now surpassed Cyber Monday as Amazon.co.uk's busiest day. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images hide caption

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Smartphones Tame Black Friday Shopping Frenzy

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Food Banks' Pickle: Getting Food To The Right Place At The Right Time

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Coal fires burn early in the morning in January 2014 at a privately owned coal mine in India's Jharkand state, making the air dense with noxious smoke and dust. Forty percent of India's mineral wealth lies in Jharkhand. Johnny Haglund hide caption

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India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

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As Britain's Coal Industry Loses Its Glow, Miners Feel Betrayed

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Retail Shoppers Want Theatrical Experiences That Delight And Excite

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It actually costs more than a penny to make a penny. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore

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