Stacey Vanek Smith
May 9, 2013 U.S. jobless claims are falling -- most recently to a pre-recession level -- but does that mean nothing more than employers are getting to the point where they can’t lay off any more workers?
May 6, 2013 California played host to the first gold rush in the mid-1800s. But in 2013, panning for gold isn't so much a way to make money as it is a way to get back to basics.
Apr 18, 2013 Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why commodity prices are falling and how the U.S. economy could benefit.
Apr 17, 2013 Gold prices are down again this morning, after falling by more than 10 percent since Friday. Oil prices are also lower. But how do these drops in commodity prices affect your wallet?
Apr 15, 2013 After a dazzling rise to more than $1,900 an ounce, the yellow metal has clearly lost its luster. The price of bullion has slumped by 10 percent since the end of last week, down to $1,420 an ounce.
Apr 11, 2013 Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the drop off in gold prices and whether there is such a thing as a safe haven anymore.
Apr 9, 2013 Arizona is deciding whether to start making gold and silver legal tender, just after Utah made the move. You won't be paying for groceries in gold coins, but how will it work?
Mar 20, 2013 India is the world's largest gold importer. The government hiked import taxes on gold to control the outward flow of cash, but for weddings, the lure of the yellow metal is not fading.
May 6, 2015 Germany announced this week that it's planning to repatriate much of the gold that its been keeping in reserves in the U.S. and France.