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  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    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...
  • The senator from Searchlight no more -- Harry Reid moving to Vegas

    The senator from Searchlight no more -- Harry Reid moving to Vegas
    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...
  • The prospect for learning is high at school's Gold Rush

    The prospect for learning is high at school's Gold Rush
    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...
  • Obamacare rates for popular silver plan rising 1% in L.A., study shows

    Obamacare rates for popular silver plan rising 1% in L.A., study shows
    Obamacare premiums in Los Angeles will rise less than 1% next year for the most widely sold coverage, a new study shows. Across the country, rates for a benchmark silver plan will actually go down slightly in 2015, according to an analysis of health...
  • Supervisor in mining office faces conflict-of-interest allegations

    A supervisor in the California government office that regulates mines is under investigation for alleged conflicts of interest, including co-ownership of a Northern California gold-mining company within his jurisdiction, ethics officials confirmed on...
  • Crews make progress against wildfire near Gold Rush-era town

    Crews make progress against wildfire near Gold Rush-era town
    Firefighters were making progress early Monday against a wind-driven wildfire in Northern California that has scorched 650 acres near a Gold Rush-era town and forced evacuations of 200 homes. The blaze, dubbed the Oregon fire, started about 4:36 p.m....
  • Progress made on wildfire burning near California gold mining town

    Progress made on wildfire burning near California gold mining town
    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...
  • Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought

    Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought
    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...
  • Broward man hits scratch-off for $500K

    Broward man hits scratch-off for $500K
    Luis Ruiz Diaz, of Coconut Creek, claimed a $500,000 prize in the Gold Rush Tripler Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Ruiz Diaz purchased his ticket at M & S Food Store, located at 4400 W Sample Road in Coconut Creek....
  • Complete list of Sundance Film Festival selections: U.S. and World competitions

    Complete list of Sundance Film Festival selections: U.S. and World competitions
    The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...
  • Awesome adventures for wimps

    Awesome adventures for wimps
    For many of us, lying in a lounge chair at poolside or on a towel in the sand gets boring after a while. We'd like to put some pizazz in our vacations but don't want to take out special insurance policies to cover, say, sky diving. But even the biggest...