| Nov 9, 2007
For as long as there have been stock markets, there have been stock market panics. The Los Angeles Times, built on the motto "True Industrial Freedom," has always taken a keen interest in these plunges, and this week, with the Dow Jones and Nasdaq in...
| Jun 21, 2008
Men in rubber boots are swinging axes in the ice mist of the Tsukiji fish market. Frozen tuna skitters and slides across the warehouse floor, white slabs looking nothing like the delicate red flesh that will be sliced and rolled onto pretty plates in...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:17 PM
WASHINGTON -- Americans have a love-hate relationship with foreign trade. In the marketplace, we're enthusiasts. During 2012, we scarfed up $2.3 trillion of imports: cars, computers, clothes, smartphones, shoes, toys, oil and much more. We are also...
| 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 24, 2012
| 5:52 AM
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) reported a strong finish to 2011, with improved fourth-quarter performance capping a year of earnings and dealer retail sales growth.
Income from continuing operations was $54.6 million, or $0.24 per share, in the fourth...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a complaint today alleging that Bank of New York Mellon overcharged the state retirement fund by millions of dollars for foreign currency exchange. The complaint says the bank serves in a fiduciary role as master custodian...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 5:37 AM
The Internet offers vast resources for travelers, but don't overlook one of the most basic sources of information: Google.
The search box on the Google home page puts all sorts of information at your fingertips without requiring you to go to separate...
| Aug 7, 2010
Glendale-based Public Storage Inc. this week attributed losses on the foreign currency exchange to a nearly $75-million decrease in net income during the second quarter of 2010.
Public Storage reported income of $131 million in the second quarter,...
| 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. ...
| Dec 20, 2011
Today's media are full of reports on the "crisis" in the euro currency. The euro, as most of you know, is the common currency among 17 separate European countries, including all the big ones other than the UK, and what happens to it influences almost...