| 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...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: How do I tip the people who take me by wheelchair for airline departures? Does the amount differ if it's a tiny, easy airport like Long Beach; medium to normal like SFO; or long, complicated and very hard like Dulles? I'd appreciate advice....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
I find the wallet-sized currency conversion table from CoinMill.com very useful. I print the page (just Page 1 of six), cut out the table and keep it in my wallet while I'm traveling.
Conversion table, http://www.coinmill.com
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The United States could create 5.8 million jobs if it moved to end global currency manipulation, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute.
The group, a Washington think tank supported by organized labor, said that manipulation of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:26 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela--An elderly Caracas woman recently called a travel agency to buy an airline ticket to Argentina because of a family medical emergency. She was told that no seat on any plane leaving Venezuela was available at any price on any airline...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela — The appliance salesman nervously eyed the chaotic scene outside his door.
An unruly line of shoving and jostling shoppers was waiting to enter the store in a Caracas shopping district, where prices had been cut in half —...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 1:28 PM
The lights are still on at the Eiffel Tower. They keep ringing up sales at Prada in Rome, and London is getting ready to start partying for about a year and a half, beginning with the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 7:11 AM
Web Wednesday arrived early since I'm in China. And because I'm away, this week's "Cool Websites and Apps" picks are all travel related. They are also all apps since many of us rely mainly on our smartphones when we're touring around in another city. ...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:42 PM
As a frequent traveler to Mexico, I'm often asked about the safety issues due to the amount of violence and dramatic imagery shown in U.S. news.
The truth is that anywhere you travel, anything can happen. But being educated about where the risks lie in...
| Jan 17, 2011
Could Mao take a bite out of the greenback? That's what economists will be asking as the Chinese yuan builds momentum toward becoming internationalized and a potential rival to the U.S. dollar. Chinese President Hu Jintao may have heightened those......