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Swiss National Bank: Well Played!

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The market reaction was brutal, punishing the Euro and every foreign exchange and options trader on the wrong side of this trade. Some forex trading firms will go under. Foreign exchange trading desks within banks are, of course, part of ongoing unwilling taxpayer largesse.

Thinking About Money

Tom F. Driver | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Tom F. Driver

There was a danger that eveerybody might want to take their money out of banks at the same time, in which case the banks would collapse. So Roosevelt (FDR) closed them temporarily to let panic cool down.

Nazis and Europe's Gold: The Chase Was On

Charles Alexander | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Charles Alexander

The title of Taber's book, with its emphasis on the Nazi thefts, doesn't do his tale justice.

Judge Orders EPA to Halt All Work on Pebble Mine

Tim Sohn | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

It has been the target of a years-long effort by a consortium of Native groups, commercial fishermen, sport fishermen, conservation groups, and other Bristol Bay stakeholders to halt its development.

Kick the 10 Bad Habits of the Chronically Indebted

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.05.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Do you deny yourself even small treats to try and balance your unsustainable budget, which is often supplemented from a credit card or by siphoning off home equity? Did you know that all of these are signs of being chronically indebted?

The U.S. Just Lost a Client State in West Africa. What Happens Now?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

Late last month, longtime Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore resigned under public pressure and fled to neighboring Coite D'Ivoire. Compaore's abrupt expulsion was a significant achievement for the hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes who took to the streets to demand his ouster and a democratic transition.

Occupation: Girl Boss

ZOOM interiors | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
ZOOM interiors

Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.

For Cory Booker's Republican Opponent, The Issue Is Gold

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Jeff Bell spent three decades in Washington working on policy and wrote a book promoting all aspects of social...

DIWhyNot: DIY Snakeskin Sneakers

Mr. Kate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

DIYing is fun, theraputic, budget friendly and above all else, creative! This new series, 'DIWhyNot' is dedicated to saying "why not!" and trying yo...

Model Citizen Meets Modern Metals: A Fashion Week Feature on Gerard Yosca's Newest Collections

Lauren Demarest | Posted 11.13.2014 | Style
Lauren Demarest

After thirty years, Gerard Yosca Jewelry, Inc. remains a force within the fashion industry. And we had the honor of asking the man behind the jewelry, Gerard Yosca himself, to tell us more about these new collections.

Bobby Andrew to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

It's essential that EPA protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine -- a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery, valued at $1.5 billion annually. The Bristol Bay fishery is -- and, only if protected, will remain -- the economic engine that sustains the region, its communities, and its people.

Rap Was Bloated With Champagne

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

We have seen the decline of the record industry splinter off and find a begrudging acceptance of the same technology, which caused its monolithic empire to crumble. This has empowered the listener and given us unimaginable economic choices within the previous music industry paradigm.

Kate Sheppard

Alaskans Sound Off To EPA On Proposed Pebble Mine Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

DILLINGHAM, Alaska -- Most Dillingham residents say they don't have a problem with mines. They just have a problem with a massive mine in their backya...

VIDEO: Pebble Mine and the Death Star Mine at Mount Polley

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

In the wake of the devastating Mt. Polley Mine disaster, and even as the latest tests confirmed elevated levels of toxic copper and lead in aquatic life, a predictable progression is already underway.

15 Rose Gold Wedding Details You'll Want To Steal

Leila Lewis | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

Silver and gold have been wedding staples for ages, but rose gold is taking over!

In Bangkok: Fitting Right In

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Bangkok, listen. Bangkok, no. I say, no. I do not want a suit that's specially made. I rarely tie a tie. My wife may gawk at fitted Chinese dresses, she may touch their magically thick twill. She will not buy.

Where's the Gold in Your Data? Turning $500,000 Into $3 Billion

Peter Diamandis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

The fact is that data are worth a lot of money. Google and Facebook built $100 billion-plus companies based on mining data. Shouldn't you?

20 Summer Etsy Jewelry Finds Under $50

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 06.25.2014 | Style

When it comes to accessorizing in the summer heat, the last thing you want on your body is heavy jewelry. So say goodbye to your statement necklaces a...

Striking Gold: How Anthem Blanchard Is Changing the Way We Look at Currency

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Not only are there alternative currencies born every day, but Anthem Blanchard is resurrecting one from the past. Gold -- we wear it, we admire it, but what's all this hype about owning it?

Florida Fraudsters, Scammed Seniors and Lax Legislators

Jeff Joseph | Posted 08.18.2014 | Money
Jeff Joseph

This month, C-SPAN featured findings of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which is investigating a 13-year rap sheet of gold investment scams targeting Florida seniors. The two-hour event revealed that current CFTC regulatory efforts aren't working. And, more importantly, it revealed why.

Fox News Is the Gold Standard of Television Journalism

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Why are we on the brink of disaster? If you don't know the answer to that, you're not watching Fox News. It's President Obama's fault! Or, as Greta Van Susteren innocently asks her guests each night, "Is this President Obama's fault?"

Daily Meditation: What Is As Pure As Gold

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

What to Expect at Couture 2014

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 07.26.2014 | Style
Lauren Kaminsky

This week will kick off one of the busiest events for those in the jewelry industry -- three jewelry shows all concentrated in lovely Las Vegas. These...

Right-Wing Politics Is Not Just Pro-Business... It Is, Itself, a Big Business

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One cannot understand right-wing politics without realizing it is primarily a profit-making enterprise. And, like other profit-maximizing organizations, it does whatever is necessary to drive its own profits.

The New Monetary Standard

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Aurelia Condrat

Without any doubt in this moment we can not talk about the dollar but about the "energo dollar" or "petrodollar," currencies that are not within reach of the common people which ultimately bring prosperity.