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Developing Market Debt Hits $58.6Tn on Bailout Mania

Phil Davis | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Here's another thing we can pretend doesn't matter.

Monday Market Mayhem: Back to Our Bounce Lines

Phil Davis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

It's all very exciting isn't it?  Well, not when you look at a weekly chart, like this one from Dave Fry but, when you look at and ...

Beauty Legend Pat McGrath Launched Her First Makeup Item

Allure | Posted 09.30.2015 | Style

It could be considered the most anticipated makeup launch of the past two decades. Today, makeup artist Pat McGrath announced the launch of her first-ever makeup item: a dazzling gold paint for the eyes, lips, and skin. And yes, it's just as extravagant and exciting as you'd expect.

Fed Up Friday -- Janet Saves the Day!

Phil Davis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

And up we go again! After failing the 16,000 line early yesterday, the Dow has now come back 450 points (2.8%) thanks to Janet Yellen's bullish outlook in yesterday's "do-over" speech at Amherst.

Thursday Failure - Indexes Test Some Critical Levels Pre-Yellen

Phil Davis | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Shall we keep pretending? Clearly that's the plan of the MSM, where you'd think we were in some kind of rally while critical index levels are falling by the wayside right and left on a daily basis.

Excessivism: Irony, Imbalance and a New Rococo

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

There are also those who tease materials all the way up to the boundary of constituted imagery, like sculptor Cullen Washington, Jr. who accentuates the abstract properties of overabundance through conceptual hoarding.

Why Gold?

Erin Musto | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Musto

There was a time in my life, in so many people's lives, that I was blissfully unaware of childhood cancer. I grew up in an era that I knew only one c...

The End of "Awesome"

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
A.J. Condeelis

This is long overdue. I hoped the problem would go away, but it only seems to be getting worse. It is a slow lingering drawn-out death. The word "awesome" used to mean something.

How I Finally Learned The True Value Of Striking It Rich At Age 50

Steve Boggan | Posted 09.12.2015 | Fifty
Steve Boggan

Back and forth, north and south, I reckon I had travelled more than 2,000 miles in two months, and, yes, I had found gold. The trouble was, I found only a gram here, a gram there, and that wasn't nearly enough.

Paving the Road with Gold

Carmen Lehtimaki | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
Carmen Lehtimaki

In a couple of weeks I will begin my last full year of graduate school. It feels exciting and rewarding, but there is a large sense of pressure that tags along with it, as well. I did well this past year. However, I saw many opportunities I didn't partake in.

Fighting Corruption in Mauritania's Iron, Gold, Oil and Fisheries Sectors

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Ba Papa Amadou has played a leading role in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Mauritania for over eight years.

A Republican President and the Next War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Nearly all of the Republican presidential candidates have been vociferous in their hatred of the Iran deal, and if a majority Republican Congress is elected in 2016, the Iran deal will probably have a short life -- if it has one at all.

100 Years of Occupation in Haiti -- Still Glittering as Gold

Mark Schuller | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Mark Schuller

The first U.S. Occupation of Haiti in 1915 occurred while the European former colonial powers were at war with one another.

Family Finds More Than $1 Million In Gold From Spanish Shipwreck

Reuters | James Gerken | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold, for Now

Sara Zervos | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

After experiencing a bull run for decades, the price of gold has been on an incessant decline since its high in 2011 - and is down a whopping 73% since then. Given prices plummeted around 5% in the last week alone, this shiny metal is making headlines both in popular and financial press. Is it time to buy?

Kate Sheppard

Mining Heads Into The Deep Sea, Raising Environmental Concerns | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green

Mining in the deep sea for minerals is uncharted territory, but one company is well on its way to making it a reality. Now, the company is trying to c...

Texas Wants Its Gold Back Inside The State's Borders

AP | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But wh...

Markets Around the World Drop 2-4% on Greek Worries.

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

The announcement that the banks and stock market in Greece would be closed was made by the Greek Prime Minister on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Within 24 hours, markets around the world declined in value. There wasn't any country you could escape to for safety.

Saying Goodbye to Bobby Andrew, Defender of Bristol Bay

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Over 70 years old, and he was always willing to make the trip -- whatever the trip, wherever it took him -- to talk, to testify, to tell the terrible story of the uniquely reckless scheme by international mining giants to poison the communities and wild salmon fisheries of Alaska's Bristol Bay with a gigantic copper and gold mine.

A Visit to the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Ioanna Lalaounis, the Museum's Director and one of the daughters of the world renowned jeweler and museum namesake, Ilias Lalaounis, opened the museum's doors in December of 1994.

GoldGirl's Jewelry Trends to Watch for!

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 06.11.2015 | Style
Lauren Kaminsky

As I entered the Wynn Hotel's ballroom for The Couture Jewelry Show, my eyes were immediately drawn to the annual plethora of sparkle and shine.

Why Did A Peruvian Artist Bury Gold In An Abandoned Mansion?

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts

Have you ever gone hunting for gold? Brooklyn-based artist Iván Sikic’s new installation, "LOOT" ("SAQUEO" in Spanish), revives that childhood drea...

The Legacy I Didn't Know I Wanted

Amy Mullis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

Now that I'm in the stage of life where good advice usually involves a recipe loaded with fiber, I realize that what Mama left me was a handbook for life.

The Case for Gold -- Just in Case!

Terry Savage | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

No one is talking much about gold these days, since gold is typically viewed as a hedge against inflation, and there's very little inflation around. Even worse, if the Fed raises rates, gold becomes less attractive as an investment.

Relic-Packed Museum in Cancun Turns Tourists on to Mayan Archaeo Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to visitors to Cancun: Sometime during your stay, chances are you're going to tear yourself away from your hotel's powdery beaches to get a look at one or more of the ancient Mayan cities dotting the Yucatan Peninsula.