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Gold Is Surging

After getting beat down in the face of better-than-expected jobless claims data this morning at 8:30 AM ET, gold has recovered all of its losses and is surging.<p>The shiny yellow metal just blew through $1360 an ounce to the upside after trading as low as $1317 earlier.<p>Now, it's trading around $1363, …

Overdevelopment widens Florida sinkhole problem

Sinkholes may be as old as the earth itself, but the increase in sinkhole activity is new. The rush to reason why has put scientists, engineers and real estate developers at odds.<p>Some geological experts believe the sinkhole activity is increasing because developers are pumping more water out of the …

Why US power companies don’t want you putting a solar panel on your roof

The short answer: It will destroy their business model forever.<p>In the US, electrical utilities are in a charged battle—complete with negative political ads—against solar panel distributors over rules that both sides say could put them out of business. Consumers are caught in the middle.<p>A relatively …

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Gold goes East as consumers hoard bullion and jewellery

A Western sell–off of ETFs has provided a buying opportunity for Asians, with queues forming outside jewellers, reports Richard Dyson.<p>Ownership of the world's gold shifted further East during the first half of 2013, as Westerners dumped their exchange–traded holdings and, on the other side of the …

Rosalia Mera, World's Richest Self-Made Woman, Dies At 69

Rosalia Mera, cofounder of Spanish brand Zara and the wealthiest self-made woman on the planet, has died. She was 69.<p>Mera was vacationing on the island of Menorca with her daughter, Sandra, according to the Spanish news site <i>ABC.es</i>, when she suffered a brain hemorrhage on Wednesday. She died 24 …

Why Don't More Small Businesses Accept Credit Cards

<b>UPDATE</b>: Read my 2018 post on Small Business Credit Card Trends And Their Future.<p>Credit and debit cards are nearly as common as cash. Nearly everyone in the USA has at least one in their wallet, including business owners. But data from Intuit shows that 55 percent of the nation’s 27 million small …

What Carl Icahn Will Find To Love In Dell's Dismal Q2 Numbers

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is nothing if not a pragmatist. So, expect him to look at Dell‘s latest quarterly results, gloomy as they are, and find some reason why he wants to own the business along with other public shareholders.<p>Icahn and his supporters have long pointed to Dell’s enterprise …

BlackBerry CEO Heins to net $55.6M if fired after acquisition

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has little to lose if his company is eventually bought out.<p>BlackBerry recently released a proxy filing dating back to May in which the company outlined its handling of CEO Thorsten Heins in the event it's acquired and he's removed from his post. According to the …

70 Billion Reasons For A Public Company To Go Private

When you lose more than $70 billion in stock market value in the space of roughly five years, it might just be time to put the investing public out of its misery and come off the stock market.<p>In the last few days BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, watched its stock market value fall …

Why Jobs Go Unfilled Even in Times of High Unemployment

Skills for Amer­ica’s Fu­ture, a policy ini­ti­at­ive run out of the As­pen In­sti­tute, was cre­ated in 2010 as a spin-off of Pres­id­ent Obama’s …

NASA: Meteor In Russia Threw Up Globe-Girdling Plume Of Debris

The bus-sized meteor that slammed into Russia in February, causing a massive shock-wave and injuring hundreds of people, sent a plume of dust into the stratosphere that circled the globe in just four days and lingered for months, NASA says.<p>The Feb. 15 meteor at Chelyabinsk near Russia's southern …

What Do I Tell My Blond Son About Being Black?

“I think we should teach him to use his privilege to his advantage.”<p>It’s Sunday morning, July 14, 2013. My husband and I are talking, have been …

More Buck For Your Bang: People Who Have More Sex Make The Most Money

A German study has found that people who have the most sex also make the most money, further depressing the world's low-paid plebes who don't get any.<p>…