| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:15 PM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government lobbied hard for a global pact that limits mercury use and to name the resulting treaty after Minamata, the site of a homegrown industrial disaster from the 1950s when the toxic metal poured into a river, poisoning...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Weaker winds and cooler temperatures allowed firefighters to make significant progress on a large wildfire sparked by an unhitched boat trailer near one of California's historic Gold Rush-era towns.
In addition to strengthening their containment line on...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday.
The event, which traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend, requires too much water, said Steve Hammond, president...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
When the torpedoed World War II British cargo ship SS Gairsoppa was found three miles deep in the North Atlantic in 2011, the big winners were the salvagers and — eventually — A-Mark Precious Metals Inc. of Santa Monica.
On board the steam...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Reviews were mixed and sales are downright dire. Which is why all of Broadway is wondering: When will "Holler If Ya Hear Me" throw in the towel?
Not yet, according to Eric L. Gold, the Hollywood veteran who is the lead producer of the Tupac Shakur...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:18 AM
U.S. derivatives exchange CME Group is considering introducing daily limits on price moves in gold and silver futures in a bid to rein in wild volatility that has curbed investor appetite in recent years, a CME official said on Tuesday.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:33 PM
By Harriet McLeod
CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A deep-ocean exploration company is seeking to recover a lucrative haul of gold aboard the shipwreck of the SS Central America, nearly 160 years after it sank off the coast of South Carolina in a hurricane....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:02 AM
In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else.
"I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
It's the end of an era: Harry Reid, the senator famously from the dusty, desert mining town of Searchlight, Nev., is relocating to Las Vegas.
The Democratic leader's office announced Monday that Reid and his wife, Landra, his high school sweetheart of...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Fourth-graders Sam West and Dani Thomas-Nathan sat behind a booth Friday morning selling copies of the Golden Gazette newspaper for $1 each.
It was 1849 at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, the peak of the California Gold Rush, and Gold Town was...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Gold fever has spread as enthusiasts of the Saddle Ridge Hoard, the circa-1800s U.S. coins found last year in a Sierra Nevada family's property, purchased more than half of the cache in less than 72 hours.
Kagin's Inc. and Amazon have sold 731 pieces...