LOOSE CHANGE

LOOSE CHANGE

Last week's earthquake in California failed to disrupt any of the Los Angeles-based trading operations in a major way, in part because of a bank holiday. Any electrical and phone problems were generally fixed by the following day. Bank of America's power was knocked out, but by the time traders arrived late Monday, all had been restored. Transactions were handled through the New York and San Francisco offices until BofA was fully operational, officials say. Standard Chartered had the same si