| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:12 PM
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.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:42 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
There's a rush for golden smartphones, and Apple and Samsung are scrambling to meet the demand.
Apple's gold-colored iPhone 5s, which went on sale Friday in the United States, quickly sold out at most locations. It's in such high demand that buyers...
| Nov 27, 2013
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:50 AM
It sure seems like Samsung is clearly annoyed by the fact that rival Apple is getting all the credit for rolling out a gold smartphone.
The electronics company took to its blog to argue that it was first with a gold phone and that it wasn't following...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:48 PM
One Newport Beach family knows quite well the drive to strike it rich that was common during the California Gold Rush.
Sarajane Bartholomae, 67, and her four daughters — Kamme Hodge, 45, Korre Hartling, 43, Krista Hartling, 42, and Tori Hartling,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...