“Euros Accepted” signs pop up in New York City

When do you know that it’s realy bad with the dollar? When after the Taj Mahal in India and Italian super models the New Yorkers would rather have Euros.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In the latest example that the U.S. dollar just ain’t what it used to be, some shops in New York City have begun accepting euros and other foreign currency as payment for merchandise.

“We had decided that money is money and we’ll take it and just do the exchange whenever we can with our bank,” Robert Chu, owner of East Village Wines, told Reuters television.

The increasingly weak U.S. dollar, once considered the king among currencies, has brought waves of European tourists to New York with money to burn and looking to take advantage of hugely favorable exchange rates.

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