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When Owning Gold Was Illegal in America: And Why It Could Be Again

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

(source) In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United States by promising to end the Great Depression, which had driven the na...

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures -- Number Two -- Honeymoon In the Bahamas

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.06.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

As we planned for the wedding, I shared with my best friend at the time, the Poconos honeymoon idea. She laughed and said, "You can't honeymoon in the Poconos. You should go to the Caribbean. You don't have to go far. What about the Bahamas? That will be so romantic." That definitely seemed like a great idea so I shared it with my then fiancé and he loved it. The plan was on.

Quebec City: A Closer Pick Than Paris

Sharon Hoge | Posted 08.12.2016 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Why yearn for "April in Paris" when you can hum "Ete in Quebec" all season long. There may not be "chestnuts in blossom," but there's no need to cross the Atlantic to stroll the boulevards, practice your French, and linger at "holiday tables under the trees."

The 5 Best Currency Exchange Options

Barry Choi | Posted 03.22.2015 | Money
Barry Choi

You've booked your flights, your itinerary is set and now all you need is some local money. Getting foreign currency is easy but choosing the right method could save you a ton of cash.

The Exceptional Traveler: The Currency Exchange Game

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

Many people like to have some cash when they arrive in a new country. I know I do. Airports and hotels worldwide are notorious for low conversion rates, so you need to do a little research at home before leaving.

Using Plastic In The Middle East

John Nicholson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Not only are we seeing political revolutions spring up across the Middle East. We're also rapidly moving forward with social and economic revolutions in the region as well.

At G20, Geithner Drops Thinly Veiled Swipe At China

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

NANJING, China: Tightly controlled exchange rate regimes are the main flaw in the international monetary system and the solution is simple, U.S. Treas...

Beijing, Washington and Currency Manipulation

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

This is no time for a new Smoot-Hawley or a squabble with the Chinese. We need to get Congress back to work on substantive issues and save the off-shore finger pointing for more appropriate targets.

The Hidden Costs of the Bailout

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Harber

Unless you believe Washington politicians are financially more astute than the traders on Wall Street, it's easy to see who is getting conned and who is doing the conning.

Gasoline Gift Cards: How Americans Invent Money

Viviana A. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Viviana A. Zelizer

A woman was arrested for accepting a $100 gas card from a man in exchange for sex. Gas cards are a tangible reminder of American inventiveness when it comes to money.

Euro Hits All-Time High Against Dollar, Nearing $1.39

AP Via USA Today | Geir Moulson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The euro hit an all-time high against the dollar Wednesday, nearing $1.39 amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will soon cut key interest rates a...

Dollar Hits 15-Year Low

Financial Times | Peter Garnham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The dollar fell to a fresh 15-year low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as the currency continued to suffer from the prospect of a cut in US ...