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  • Double standard when it comes to U.S. banks and foreign transactions

    If you use U.S. dollars to pay the U.S. subsidiary of an overseas company for a product stored in the U.S., is that a foreign transaction? That question arose after Jay Berman, 74, of Manhattan Beach was slapped with a 3% foreign transaction fee by Bank...
  • Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared

    Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared
    The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year. Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
  • Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'

    Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'
    I was watching from inside my shiny tower in London’s financial district the day that Lehman Bros. collapsed. Bankers were walking out the revolving doors clutching files and family photos, economic refugees in well-cut suits. The party was over. Of...
  • U.S. wins trade case against Chinese duties on American autos

     U.S. wins trade case against Chinese duties on American autos
    The U.S. on Friday won an international trade case against China for duties placed on imports of American automobiles, a victory that Obama administration officials hoped would prevent Beijing from enacting discriminatory taxes in the future. China...
  • Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary]

    The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy — particularly China's shadow banking system. But while the concerns may be legitimate, the expressed...
  • Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]

    Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]
    President Obama is dividing America into two nations — one rich, the other increasingly poor, and both more likely to elect Democrats. Americans growing richer support his policies, and those growing poorer are increasingly dependent on Democratic...
  • Morici is right on a few things, wrong on most [Letter]

    Morici is right on a few things, wrong on most [Letter]
    Commentator Peter Morici is both right and very wrong ("Obama's policies divide the nation," Feb. 17). He's right about the need for U.S. jobs, about falling inflation-adjusted wages, about growing income inequality that undermines our core values and...
  • Letters: Wages and quality of life

    Re "L.A. may raise hotel wages to $15," Feb. 18 At the end of the day, society must settle up these accounts one way or the other. Either you pay workers enough so they will not only have the wherewithal to show up and do their jobs each day but also to...
  • Duquette doesn't rule out Orioles signing a free-agent hitter

    Duquette doesn't rule out Orioles signing a free-agent hitter
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will not rule out another free agent acquisition to upgrade the team's offensive lineup, though top remaining hitter Kendrys Morales would require the club to give up its third pick in...
  • France, a down-in-the-dumps nation

    PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
  • LAX handles record number of foreign travelers in 2013

    LAX handles record number of foreign travelers in 2013
    Bolstered by an improving economy, Los Angeles International Airport handled more than 17.8 million foreign travelers in 2013, a record for the West Coast gateway that struggled for years to recover that portion of its market. The previous peak for...