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Unrest in Indonesia's Mines: Local Chaos and Global Injustice

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Work recently resumed in the Grasberg mine of the Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, but the suffering continues while officials and multinationals maneuver to manage Southeast Asia's resource curse.

Woman Sentenced To Death For Investor Scam

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

BEIJING, April 6 (Reuters) - A 30-year-old Chinese woman was sentenced to death by a court in Wenzhou for "cheating" investors of 100.11 million yua...

'Fear Has Been Gold's Best Friend'

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and BERNARD CONDON | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The price of gold, which has climbed for years like a blood pressure reading for anxious investors, plunged Wednesday to its lowest l...

Waaahhh, Say Markets

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

Financial markets are throwing a little tantrum today. What's got them all worked up? The minutes of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting made...

Think 'Score Gains,' Not 'Stop Losses'

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

I am constantly getting investors to think like "winners" instead of "losers." If the first thing you think about is losing, then the first thing you really need to work on is changing your mindset.

Driver Returns $450,000 In Gold Left In Cab

AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | World

BANGKOK -- A Thai taxi driver has returned gold worth $450,000 to a customer who left the jewelry behind three days earlier. Police Col. Naradet Tipr...

UN Implicates Obama Donor in Congo Gold Smuggling Scheme

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The United Nations' accusations against Kase Lawal and CAMAC deserve a complete investigation. Congressional hearings might be a good place to begin.

The Market Robots Strike Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Where is John Connor when you need him? We might need some help handling some robots. At about 10 a.m. on the East Coast, just after the Federal Re...

Shipwreck Treasure: Trans-Atlantic Voyage Near End

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

TAMPA, Fla. — A 17-ton haul of silver coins, lost for two centuries in the wreck of a sunken Spanish galleon, began its journey back to its home...

Peru Claims Last Minute Appeal

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 04.24.2012 | Latino Voices

TAMPA, Fla. — Peru's government filed a long-shot claim on Thursday for 17 tons of silver recovered from a 19th century shipwreck, one day befor...

Don't Be Stupid, Cupid -- Show Your Love Responsibly

Annie Leonard | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Annie Leonard

Most roses and other flowers sold in the United States are imported from Colombia, where the cut flower industry is also known to use child workers and forced labor.

Seven And A Half Things To Know: Bank Mortgage Blues, Buffett On Gold Bugs, Zuckerberg's 'Like' Problem

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

I got 99 problems, but Seven And A Half Things ain't one. Here are the seven and a half things you need to know today: Thing One: Mighty Mega M...

Nigeria: Child Lead Poisoning Crisis

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Thousands of children in northern Nigeria need immediate medical treatment and dozens of villages remain contaminated two years into the worst lead poisoning epidemic in modern history.

Gold and Silver Price Manipulation

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The following chart reflects my own view of conditions that are historically good and bad for gold. Central banks' money printing on an unprecedented scale also makes the case for gold as a currency alternative.

Gold, Guns and Books: the Meyomesse Affair

Deji Olukotun | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Deji Olukotun

Writer Enoh Meyomesse landed in Yaounde, Cameroon after a trip to Singapore on November 22. As he deplaned, the national police detained him, searched his belongings, and accused him of stealing gold as part of a sophisticated coup d'état against President Paul Biya.

The Real Value of the Dollar and Gold

Michael Pento | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

While it is true that the purchasing power of the dollar is a key metric to judge the direction of gold prices, the Dollar Index will only tell you what the dollar is doing against a basket of 6 other flawed fiat currencies.

Investing In Precious Metals, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Finance expert Suze Orman offers advice on investing in precious metals. Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift code MARLO at...

Golden Opportunity

Tom Falco | Posted 02.27.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco


WATCH: Gold Thief Gets A Shiner Thanks To Clerk's Left Hook

AP | Posted 02.25.2012 | Weird News

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Police say a would-be robber who demanded money from a store clerk got a fistful. Before he could run off with any cash, t...

How to Be a Conscious Capitalist at the Holidays

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact
Kalon Gutierrez

This year, as we search for tokens of gratitude for that special someone, what if we consciously make a decision to buy gifts that will benefit a greater good? The effects of doing so could make a surprisingly positive impact on our world.

Mali: Artisanal Mines Produce Gold With Child Labor

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Hazardous Work, Mercury Poisoning, and Disease (Bamako)– At least 20,000 children work in Malian artisanal gold mines under extremely harsh and...

Was Your Gold Mined By Children In Mali?

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

GENEVA (AP) -- Gold mined by children living in poverty in Mali is making its way into the international supply chain where it has been purchased main...

Jewelry: Accessory or Asset?

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Kaminsky

Many people do not realize that they may have a gift from Grandma locked away in a drawer for many years or a ring sitting on their finger that has actually appreciated in price and may provide much needed liquidity.

Madhuri Parson: Holiday Shopping

Hayley Griffith | Posted 01.30.2012 | Style
Hayley Griffith

I have made my list and checked it twice. On it you will find Madhuri Parson's collection that is ever so nice!

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Finding 'Love' With Air Supply in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman