A Yen for a Bargain

Taking advantage of the anemic dollar, foreign visitors stream into the U.S.

The British are coming, most by air, a few by sea. So are the Japanese, the French, the Germans, the Italians. Not to mention the Australians, Brazilians, Thais and Taiwanese. As the U.S. dollar lingers near its lowest post-World War II levels against such foreign currencies as the Japanese yen and the West German mark, large crowds of visitors from overseas are streaming onto U.S. shores this year, cameras and shopping lists at the ready. From California's redwood forests to the South's Gulf Stream waters, from Malibu to Maine, foreign tongues are echoing through all the familiar U.S. tourist attractions --...

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