Providence is widely considered the finest restaurant in Los Angeles. Its award-winning chef, Michael Cimarusti, is piloting Dock to Dish, a program that hooks chefs up directly with local fishermen.
The IMF\’s decision to add the renminbi, also called the yuan, to its basket of reserve currencies is a new mark of prestige for the world\’s second-largest economy.
The International Monetary Fund says it is preparing to add China\’s currency, the yuan, to its list of reserve currencies. The move could help China\’s economy in the long run, but it would also require China to become more transparent about its monetary policies.
Twenty countries and 28 investors promised on Monday to jointly fund the development of energy alternatives. Backers of the initiative say private money is key to the next big push in energy.
During a Black Friday campaign, Cards Against Humanity offered online shoppers the opportunity to buy nothing for $5. The company was up front about the deal, and still raked in $71,000.
The company says its Prime Air service will someday deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones.
Price transparency can be hard to come by in health care. Putnam County Memorial Hospital, a small hospital in Missouri, is banking its future on having its prices out in the public.
Imported from Europe, the custom of leaving gratuities began spreading in the U.S. post-Civil War. It was loathed as a master-serf custom that degraded America\’s democratic, anti-aristocratic ethic.
The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 didn\’t slow down the gradual warming of the planet. Now governments meeting for a two-week summit are trying an a la carte approach.
The conference is being billed as a last-chance summit to avoid catastrophic climate change. The goal is to come to a global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions.