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New High Tech $100 Bill

Washington, DC - Last month, when the Treasury Department announced that it was revamping the $100 bill yet again to curtail counterfeiters, the Associated Press said that the new design— which employs a new "moving" microprint technology — was "like something straight out of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry."

To hype the new bill, the Treasury set up a website (www.newmoney.gov) featuring a clock counting down the hours, minutes, and seconds to its unveiling.

That clock just ran down to zero, with Treasury officials unveiling the new bill at a news conference at  10:15 a.m. ET Wednesday.

While Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke were on hand for the occasion, there was thankfully no sign of Lord Voldemort.

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