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  • Gold is a hedge, not a substitute for a diversified portfolio

    In times of great volatility in the stock and bond markets, interest spikes in commodities such as gold. Indeed, ever since the global economic turmoil began more than four years ago, gold has had quite a run. As of December 7, the year-to-date return was...
  • A class ring is a pricey rite of passage

    To hear some parents tell it, you're going to need a year-end bonus from your boss to afford a class ring for your high school senior. The base price alone for a keepsake gold ring can be $300 to $400, which doesn't include any special inscriptions or...
  • Gold Fever on Discovery traces California Gold Rush

     
    Gold Fever on Discovery Friday, Oct. 11 beginning at 9pm ET and Friday, Oct. 18 beginning at 9pm ET: Discovery just can't get enough gold these days. In addition to their hit series Gold Rush, which makes it Season 4 return Oct. 25, the network is...
  • '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...
  • Gold Rush Season 4 is “frickin intense” Todd Hoffman tells us

     
    “It’s going to be the best episode in the history of Gold Rush,” Todd Hoffman tells us of the two-hour Gold Rush Season 4 premiere scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 at 9pm ET on Discovery. And the premiere is just the beginning of what...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TV Review: ESPN's 'The Price of Gold'

    After getting over the fact the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan affair was 20 years ago, those watching "The Price of Gold" - an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary devoted to the story - will probably realize the project, while perfectly respectable, is...