Features by Tracey Samuelson

Gold bars are seen at the Czech Central Bank in Prague.

Why gold is losing its luster for investors

Gold is in the tank. Why? Because people simply aren't afraid anymore.
Posted In: gold, price drop, miners
A&P grocery chain has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in five years.

Why A&P can go bust, but Greece can't

On the surface, they are in similar situations. But the grocer has a way out.
Posted In: Greece, Greek, debt, greekcrisis
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos gestures as he attends a parliament session in Athens, on Wednesday. Greece geared up for a parliamentary vote on reforms asked by eurozone creditors in exchange for a huge new bailout — just hours after a bombshel

Debt relief for Greece: central and contentious

Options include rate reduction, more time for payments and wiping out some debt.
Posted In: greekcrisis, international monetary fund, Greece, Greek, debt relief
The entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building that houses the Office of Personnel Management headquarters. The OPM announced Thursday that more than 21 million people  had their Social Security numbers stolen in a data breach last month.

One number to rule them all

Universal identifiers like Social Security numbers are a big target for hackers.
Posted In: Social Security, social security numbers, Hacks, identity theft

The trade deficit has widened to $41.9 billion

America tends to import more as the economy gets stronger.
Posted In: trade deficit, exports, manufacturing
The share of working-age people who have a job or are looking for employment fell to its lowest level since the late '70s.

Jobs report in 4 charts: who's working, who's not

The labor force made up of people 25 to 54 years old is at a low point.
Posted In: labor market, labor, employees, millennials

U.S. rice growers want to get in on Cuba

The increased demand would help farmers, who have seen prices fall.
Posted In: rice, U.S., cuba

Ex-Im Bank, to reauthorize or not to reauthorize

The Export Import Bank’s charter expires Wednesday at midnight.
Posted In: bank, contracts, finance
Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive garden, spin off 430 of its 1,500 restaurants.

Darden's real estate play

Olive Garden's owner will spin off part of its business into a REIT.
Posted In: Olive Garden, restaurants, real estate


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