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Why Ben Franklin Is The World's Banker

NPR | May 9, 2013 8:43 a.m.

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Jim Zarroli

A report from the Federal Reserve says the number of U.S. dollars in circulation keeps rising. Most of it goes overseas, in the form of $100 bills. People in countries like Russia and Argentina use $100 bills as a safe haven because they don’t trust their national currency or their own banks.

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