Overstock has employees stocked for the End of Days

Nov 16, 2015
Overstock.com has a food supply for employees in the event of apocalypse.

Why the gold standard is hardly the gold standard

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Nov 11, 2015
The idea plays well with some Republican politicians, but not with most economists.

Why gold is losing its luster for investors

Jul 21, 2015
Gold is in the tank. Why? Because people simply aren't afraid anymore.

Europeans take refuge in gold

Jun 29, 2015
Greece's financial situation has helped drive up demand.

The long arms of a U.S. law reach Congo

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Dec 11, 2014
Most of the miners in Congo are self-employed, equipped with a spade and a dream.

It won't be easy for ISIS to create its own currency

Nov 14, 2014
Establishing a gold-and-silver system creates problems in a modern global economy.

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Fixing the fix: Price-setting precious metals in London

Aug 8, 2014
After a series of benchmark rigging scandals, London's gold fix looks tarnished.

Coffee beans are cheaper, so why isn't my Starbucks?

Dec 31, 2013
From coffee to copper to corn, the price of commodities has fallen over the past year.

Mercury: "The quixotic bad boy of the periodic table"

Dec 26, 2013
Our journey through the economics of elements checks out mercury.