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  • In South Africa, roughly 12,000 striking platinum miners fired

     
    In South Africa, the world's biggest producer of platinum has fired roughly 12,000 striking workers. Violence has erupted over other strikes in the country....
  • Jerry Brown authorizes California's first off-reservation tribal casinos

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown approved a plan for two tribes to open casinos away from their ancestral lands, a move that he said would create jobs and help local communities. But critics say the plan could lead to a massive expansion of gambling in California....
  • After shootings, South Africa warns mines to do more for workers

     
    The mineral resources minister of South Africa warned mining companies on Monday to do more the improve workers' lives after 34 striking platinum miners protesting for higher pay were slain last month by police....
  • Pictures in the News | April 16, 2013

     
    Pictures in the News | April 16, 2013...
  • $12,000 reward for Gold Rush-era jewel box stolen from museum

     
    The Oakland Museum of California is offering a $12,000 reward for the safe recovery of a Gold Rush-era quartz- and gold-encrusted jewel box stolen from its permanent collection during a Monday burglary. The burglary was the second in as many......
  • California: Yreka a gold mine of natural wonders

     California: Yreka a gold mine of natural wonders
    YREKA, Calif. — Deep in Siskiyou County in far Northern California, high granite peaks and rocky streams have long incited gold miners, including my grandfather, who in the 1930s lived with his family — my grandmother, mother and aunt —...
  • Critic's Notebook: Anton Chekhov for the modern world

    Critic's Notebook: Anton Chekhov for the modern world
    NEW YORK — Anton Chekhov is always with us in the theater. But this summer his work has been especially prevalent, serving as an inspirational model for such contemporary playwrights as Tracy Letts, Andrew Upton and Annie Baker. Having recently...
  • Price of gold surges on Fed stimulus hopes; is it headed for $2,000?

    Price of gold surges on Fed stimulus hopes; is it headed for $2,000?
    The spot price of gold lurched up Thursday as anticipation of new stimulus measures worldwide grew. The precious metal was up 1.9% to $1,669.10 an ounce, propelled in part by an unexpected rise in jobless claims that highlighted the job market's...
  • John Livermore dies; geologist who found 'invisible gold' was 94

    John Livermore dies; geologist who found 'invisible gold' was 94
    John Livermore, an exploration geologist whose discovery of minuscule but highly valuable particles of "invisible gold" in Nevada in the early 1960s set off a modern-day gold rush in the state, has died. He was 94. Livermore died Feb. 7 at his Reno home...
  • Gold glitters less brightly, falling below $1,600

    Gold glitters less brightly, falling below $1,600
    Gold still glitters, but a bit less brightly as it fell below $1,600 on Friday for the first time in six months. In one of the contrarian ways of the financial markets, gold has weakened as evidence has mounted that the global economy is recovering....
  • Convict Lake worth going on the lam for a getaway

    Convict Lake worth going on the lam for a getaway
    My brother, John, tried to sleep during the boring part of the three-hour trip from Los Angeles to Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierra. Fortunately, I was driving. Besides, I don't think there's a boring part, especially once you get on U.S. 395 in the...