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  • Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold

    Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold
    M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
  • Hasn't the U.S. defaulted before?

    Hasn't the U.S. defaulted before?
    That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes. His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
  • 'Klondike' trailer: Richard Madden back in the pelt

    'Klondike' trailer: Richard Madden back in the pelt
    Have you been missing Robb Stark since his Red Wedding? Richard Madden won't be back on "Game of Thrones," but you only have a few more months to wait before the Scottish actor, bearded and in a different pelt, headlines the Discovery miniseries...
  • Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods

    Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods
    The destructive environmental legacy of Gold Rush mining in the Sierra Nevada could last for thousands of years in the form of ongoing erosion of mercury-laced sediments, according to new research. Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, was used in copious...
  • Financial markets: Six highlights -- and absurdities -- of 2013

    Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus. Instead, we're on track for a...
  • Discovery's 'Klondike' taps into the scripted miniseries market

    Discovery's 'Klondike' taps into the scripted miniseries market
    The Discovery Channel has struck pay dirt with reality shows such as "Gold Rush," "Gold Fever," "Jungle Gold" and "Bering Sea Gold." Now Discovery is digging for treasure in a new vein with its first scripted miniseries, "Klondike." The period drama,...
  • Sam Shepard talks 'American madness' in Discovery's 'Klondike'

    Sam Shepard talks 'American madness' in Discovery's 'Klondike'
    Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has a theory about looking to the rural life of yesteryear for entertainment: Nothing has changed. The 70-year-old actor stars in the forthcoming Discovery Channel miniseries "Klondike," which tells the story of the last...
  • Review: 'Klondike' mines for gold but often comes up empty

    Review: 'Klondike' mines for gold but often comes up empty
    The new miniseries "Klondike" is Discovery's attempt to stake its claim in the modern-day gold rush of scripted drama. Like its main characters, "Klondike" comes to a landscape both limitless and increasingly crowded. The series, which premieres Monday,...
  • Ecuador official denounces illegal mining after deadly conflict

    QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded. The...
  • Gold at three-week low on Fed stimulus outlook

    Gold at three-week low on Fed stimulus outlook
    This has not been a good year for gold investors. Prices of the precious metal were at a three-week low Tuesday morning on speculation that a strengthening U.S. economy will spur the Federal Reserve to slow stimulus. Silver fell to its lowest level in...
  • Craigslist ad makes gold country ghost town a hot property

    Craigslist ad makes gold country ghost town a hot property
    SENECA — The road to this abandoned gold mining town is six miles long, mostly dirt and gravel, snaking along a ridge hundreds of feet above the north fork of the Feather River. Bill Davies takes the turns slowly in his pickup; a wrong twist of...