Gold prices hit a record high

Dec 4, 2023
The price of gold has been climbing for weeks as investors flock to the “safe haven” amid global uncertainty. But is gold really a safe investment?
Gold prices hit $2,100 per ounce in Asia today, a record high. Many investors view gold as more stable than traditional stocks.
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In Zimbabwe, rolling blackouts hobble mining goals

Apr 5, 2023
The country has an ambitious goal to reach $12 billion in mining exports in 2023, but industry leaders say they can't get ahead without reliable electricity.
Zimbabwe has the largest African lithium deposits, a mineral crucial to electric vehicle batteries.  Above, workers inspect an open cast lithium mine in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe.
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"Goldback" bills are accepted in 4 states, but are they a good idea for consumers?

Nov 25, 2022
A private company says it makes the bills with small amounts of gold in them. Interest in the currency has grown with inflation, some say.
 A Wyoming “goldback” worth about $20. The company that makes the bill says it contains 1/200th of an ounce of 24-karat gold.
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Gold hits record amid investor skepticism of economy, stocks, bonds

Jul 27, 2020
When there’s no other good answer, people buy gold.
A woman sells gold jewelry to a shop in Bangkok. The price of the precious metal has climbed.
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Why we see gold prices jump during times of uncertainty

Feb 24, 2020
Gold hit its highest mark in more than seven years on Monday due to spikes in coronavirus cases outside of China.
Once upon a time, gold was the currency of the United States.
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How to be a jewelry designer

Nov 19, 2018
Polly Wales talks about how she made a career out of her art.
Polly Wales, center, at her studio in Los Angeles.
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Bitcoin's very happy 2016

Dec 28, 2016
The digital currency outperformed nearly every other investment asset.
Behold a pile of bitcoins.
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Central banks rush to gold

Oct 4, 2016
Central banks' purchases of the precious metal worry some onlookers.
Central banks are going on a gold-purchasing spree.
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Gold's popularity in India

Jul 14, 2016
Thousands of tons may be stashed away in places like businesses and vaults.