| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Tourists wouldn't notice it: Any manipulation of foreign currency exchange rates might add a fraction of a cent in paying for a meal at a Parisian bistro or booking a tour at the Great Wall of China.
But multiply that by $5 trillion — the amount...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Investors punished shares of Herbalife Ltd. after the Los Angeles nutritional products company reported a steep decline in profit for the third quarter and lowered its expectations for the the rest of the year.
Herbalife said after the close of...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Investors punished shares of Herbalife Ltd. after the Los Angeles nutritional products company reported a steep decline in profit for the third quarter and lowered its expectations for the last three months.
Shares of the company's stock fell 20.8% on...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:52 AM
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to step up its economic stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but his comments after the bank's meeting Thursday did not seem to bring that day any...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:53 PM
PARIS From the top deck of the Eiffel Tower to the subway tunnels, everywhere a tourist goes in Paris there are warnings to beware of pickpockets.
What isn't ever explained is to watch your credit or debit card when dealing with Velib, the Paris...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Benjamin Franklin said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Unfortunately, all of the education in the world cannot help you avoid a truism of money management: No matter what you do, there is some element of risk involved. That's why...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:38 AM
First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough.
As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: My mother passed away unexpectedly in late 2008. She had a mortgage, and the house was under her name only. She didn't leave a will. My family is still paying the loan, and the company does not know my mother passed away. We don't have a lot...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Is the fact that you are a business accepting payment in a crypto-currency of uncertain origin, with a highly volatile exchange rate, something to brag about?
Dish Network seems to think so, and it's in league with its first -- and, at this point, only...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Mondelez International Inc. now expects its 2014 sales to grow at a slower rate than the global snack industry, as the company holds firm on raising prices, even though some rivals have not followed its lead and the higher prices have lead to weaker sales...