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  • Currency Changes Shave Profits At Barnes Group

    Swings in the currency values, the dollar especially, downgraded what could have been a stellar fourth quarter for the Barnes Group, the company reported Friday.
  • Travel letters: Mexico stories a shocking juxtaposition

    I had just finished reading the last part ("A Child's Burden," by Richard Marosi) of the profoundly moving series "Product of Mexico," which ran on the front page of the Dec. 14 L.A. Times. Then I turned to the Travel section. There was a cover piece ("...

    Russia's economic woes 'critical' as ruble continues to tumble

    Russia's economic woes 'critical' as ruble continues to tumble
    Irina Fedulova and her husband have repaid more than one-third of their $150,000 housing loan, but they owe more than when they started, thanks to the collapse of the Russian ruble. The loan was in dollars but “our salaries are in rubles, and we...

    Euros or dollars? The wrong choice will cost you

    Question: On trips to Italy and Spain last year, a hotel in each country asked me whether I would like my bill charged in dollars or euros. I had not been to Europe for a while, and I had never been asked this. I didn't know what to say, so I went one way...

    Credit card exchange rate? Don't worry. Foreign transaction fees? Worry

    Credit card exchange rate? Don't worry. Foreign transaction fees? Worry
    Question: Ever since my Chase card removed foreign transaction fees, the cynic in me has wondered whether it didn't just adjust the currency conversion rate to cover at least part of the lost fees. Should I be concerned about that? Jack Jackson Los...