Boehner Drops ‘Plan B’ as Budget Turns to Disarray

House Speaker John Boehner scrapped a plan to allow higher tax rates on annual income above $1 million, yielding to anti-tax resistance within his own party and throwing already-stalled budget talks deeper into turmoil.

New Dawn for China as Yuan Joins Majors
28:46 - The IMF will add the yuan to its basket of reserve currencies, an international stamp of approval of the strides China has made integrating into a global economic system dominated for decades by the U.S., Europe and Japan. The yuan weakened in offshore trading amid speculation China’s central bank will rein in intervention. PBOC Deputy Governor Yi Gang said at a briefing the long-term goal is for very few interventions, adding that bigger two-way fluctuations are normal.
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