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All About The Benjamins: U.S. Introduces New $100 Note

The note is intended to foil counterfeiters, but experts say that's very complicated. One big problem? Regular people have no incentive to turn over fake currency.
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In A Debt Crisis, U.S. May Have To Decide Payment Priorities

If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling, the U.S. Treasury will be unable to pay creditors and the U.S. will be in default. Some argue Treasury could continue making "priority payments" designed to protect the nation's credit rating. Others say that could undermine the confidence in the U.S. to meet its obligations.
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Japanese Airlines Makes Deal To Buy Airbus Planes

Japanese Airlines announced Monday it would buy Airbus planes in a deal that could be worth up to $9.5 billion dollars. It's a blow for U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
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China Cautions U.S. Over Debt Ceiling Fight

China said safeguarding the U.S. debt is of "vital importance to the economy of the U.S. and the world."
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In Blow To Boeing, JAL Places Nearly $10 Billion Airbus Order

The purchase of 31 next-generation A350s marks the first time the Japanese carrier has opted to buy from the European aircraft-maker.
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A Gain For Airbus Is A Loss For Boeing

Japan Airlines has announced it's ordering 31 wide-body jets from Europe's major airplane manufacturer. It's a deal worth $9.5 billion. It's a huge sale for Airbus and a big blow for America's Boeing, which for decades has dominated sales to Japanese airlines.
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Political Crisis Keeps Obama From Asia-Pacific Summit

Leaders of Asia-Pacific countries are wrapping up an economic summit in Indonesia. Much of the talk in the region over the weekend focused on the event's big no show: President Obama. Because of the partial government shutdown in the U.S., the president decided to stay at home and monitor developments.
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Updated $100 Bill To Enter Circulation

The Federal Reserve estimates that up to two-thirds of all U.S. C -notes are circulating abroad at any given time. The bill is also the most counterfeited. Federal officials are confident the new bill will be much harder to fake.
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What's The Cost Of Budget Gridlock?

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the cost of the government shutdown, and the dangers of the threatened government default.
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Labor-Starved Pear Farmers Buckle Under Bumper Crop

The majority of the nation's pears grow in the Pacific Northwest, and this year's harvest is predicted to be one of the largest in history. But farmers are facing a shortfall that's been plaguing many agricultural industries: not enough workers to pick the fruit.

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