| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Only at Disneyland would they tear down an old and dilapidated gold mining town in order to build a new and identical gold mining town and make it look old and dilapidated again.
"The goal was to bring it back to exactly the way it was," said David...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2014
Silver has long been known for its ability to kill some of the nasty microbes that can make people sick. In hospitals, it's used to help burn victims, to combat germs on catheters and even to wipe out dangerous "superbugs" that have grown resistant to...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:57 AM
China took the gold medal last year in purchases of the precious metal, becoming the world's largest consumer even as overall world demand was down in the face of rising stock prices.
Consumers bought a record 3,863.5 tons of gold jewelry, coins and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Startup venture 120 Sports is looking to create a kind of next-gen ESPN -- but without any live games, and lacking content from the NFL, the most popular sports league in America.
The company, whose equity investors include Time Inc., MLB Advanced...
| 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...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- "The White Queen" star Max Irons, "Game of Thrones" thesp Charles Dance, and Elizabeth McGovern from "Downton Abbey" have joined the cast of "Woman in Gold," which is being produced by The Weinstein Company, BBC Films and Origin Pictures.
| May 31, 2014
| 12:00 PM
David Fiori, waist-deep in the chilly Kern River, braced against the current, stabbed a shovel into the ancient silt between his feet and tossed the muck downstream. His eyes, though, wandered to a potential prize — a spot on the opposite bank of...