| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Ben Bernanke’s words on Wednesday carried a great deal of weight in the commodity markets – so much so that they squashed the prices of gold and silver.
The Federal Reserve chairman told Congress that the U.S. economy was likely headed for...
| Oct 2, 2011
My brother, John, tried to sleep during the boring part of the three-hour trip from Los Angeles to Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierra.
Fortunately, I was driving. Besides, I don't think there's a boring part, especially once you get on U.S. 395 in the...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:20 PM
On Friday, Oct. 28, Discovery premieres the second season of "Gold Rush" -- known in season one as "Gold Rush: Alaska" -- again following Oregon resident Todd Hoffman, his father, Jack, and their band of down-on-their-luck friends and neighbors as they...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 2:35 PM
This story is true. Or not.
At right about the time of the California Gold Rush, around 1849, a young man named Joaquin Murieta and his pretty wife Rosita traveled north from Mexico, to the California mining camps to mine for gold.
The threads of...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:15 PM
At the end of the last Ice Age, California condors ranged eastward from the California coast all the way to Texas, Florida and even New York.
But by 1800, the range of the condor population had shrunk considerably. The birds lived along the Pacific...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK — Anton Chekhov is always with us in the theater. But this summer his work has been especially prevalent, serving as an inspirational model for such contemporary playwrights as Tracy Letts, Andrew Upton and Annie Baker.
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The spot price of gold lurched up Thursday as anticipation of new stimulus measures worldwide grew.
The precious metal was up 1.9% to $1,669.10 an ounce, propelled in part by an unexpected rise in jobless claims that highlighted the job market's...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There will be investigations and already there are lawsuits over the rollout of Facebook's overhyped IPO last week, but no investigation is necessary into the reason for the outrage over the stock's rapid fall. It's called human nature.
It is the same...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 11:41 PM
This country is struggling through the worst economic times since the Great Depression. Millions are out of work, banks are reticent to loan, and the national debt is staggering.
As usual, the economy is the central issue and driving force in the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:16 AM
Cops say Raonel Valdez-Valhuerdis, 34, along with two other men, robbed and assaulted a courier for a Bolivian gold mining company of more than $2-million worth of gold inside his luggage at the man's Coral Gables apartment building, reports WTVJ NBC...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Two women left a Reisterstown jewelry shop with hundreds of dollars after hawking a shoebox full of gold and silver, much of it allegedly linked to a string of nearly 30 area burglaries. They might never have been arrested, police said, because the...