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  • Despite currency rates hurting sales, Johnson& Johnson beats 2014 profit forecast

    The strong dollar and stiff competition for some products squeezed Johnson & Johnson in the fourth quarter and it missed Wall Street expectations for revenue, triggering a rare sell-off of its shares.
  • Shockwaves from Swiss franc's 'unprecedented' surge sees brokerage firms go bust

    The financial shockwaves from the Swiss franc's staggering ascent, one of the most acute moves in decades by a major currency, have hit firms around the world, with at least two brokerages going out of business. Though currency markets were a bit...

    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...

    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 ("...

    Mysterious FX cycle may challenge yen bears in 2015

    Yen bears betting that the Japanese currency will keep declining for a few more years could be wrong-footed based on a mysterious 8-year pricing cycle that has proved accurate over the past four decades. That cycle calls for a long-term high in the...