Shares in Asia rose Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund added the Chinese yuan to its basket of reserve currencies, and before the release of regional manufacturing gauges.
CHICAGO U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line.
... * Dollar at highest since March vs currency basket, euro down. * China's yuan strengthened after IMF decision. * U.S. stocks down ahead of data; Asia dips, Europe up.
This year's Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever. More than 121 million people plan to shop from home and work.
PARIS Nov 30 Bill Gates grows most animated when the talk turns to the "cool" new energy technologies that have yet to leave the lab.