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Gold

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: aurum) and an atomic number of 79. It has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of recorded history. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Gold is one of the coinage metals and has served as a symbol of wealth and a store of value throughout history. Gold standards have provided a basis for monetary policies. It also has been linked to a variety of symbolisms and ideologies. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Lake Shore Gold hits key milestone

Jan 09 - Financial Post

Gold futures up on global cues

Jan 06 - The Times of India

Gold, silver drop on sluggish demand

Jan 04 - The Times of India

Articles About Gold

A Spanish Games blogger is silhouetted against the logo of Microsoft's Xbox during the Xbox Play Day 2014, before the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne August 12, 2014.
Microsoft’s 'Xbox Store Sale:’ Discount On Game Titles For Xbox One/360 Owners, Plus ‘Halo 5’ Early Access To Preview Members

By IBTimes AU

Here is a list of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games with impressive discounts. (12:50 pm)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, IPHONE, STORM, DIAMONDS

A Sony Experia Z3 Compact Smartphone At The IFA Consumer Technology Fair In Berlin
Sony Xperia Z3 And Sony Xperia Z2 Line Of Devices Set To Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop By Early 2015

By IBTimes AU

Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series of smartphones and tablets will get the latest Android OS update starting early 2015. (10:47 am)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, DIAMONDS, SONY, ANDROID

A Visitor Holds A New Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone
Killer Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Clad In ‘Gold’ Spotted [Images Linked]

By IBTimes AU

An intriguing variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has cropped up, draped in gold. (10:46 am)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, DIAMONDS, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

A Worker Adjusts A Logo On The Microsoft Stand
Microsoft Windows 10 Release Date Update: 1.5M Preview Users Helped Fix 1,300 Bugs - Blue Screen, User Mode Crash Problems Fixed

By IBTimes AU

Excellent response to Microsoft’s Windows Insider program has helped fix many bugs, prior to the final version release of Windows 10. (10:41 am)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, IPHONE, DIAMONDS

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke responds to reporters during his final planned news conference before his retirement, at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters in Washington, December 18, 2013.
Global Markets Overview – December 19, 2014

By IG Markets

The momentum from yesterday's Fed announcement has continued to resonate through global markets, with equities in Europe and the US extending gains. (10:07 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

A screen displays news on the Dow Jones Industrial Average just after the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 15, 2014. U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday as economic data reinforced concerns about the health of the
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning December 19, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the Conference Board's Leading Economic Indicators Index rose by 0.6% in November after a similar lift in October. The index is up 6.1% on a year ago. The Philadelphia Fed Index fell from the outsized 40.8 gain in November to 24.5 in December. (8:31 am)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, ORACLE

Ellen Degeneres takes the stage to host the show at the start of the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood
Ellen DeGeneres Makes Surprise Guest Appearance At Conan To Give Audience A Holiday Gift [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

On Tuesday night, Dec. 16, the audience of late-night show “Conan” received a double surprise. Ellen DeGeneres made a brief guest appearance where the TV host and comedienne gave the thrilled audience a holiday gift. (8:02 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, HOLLYWOOD

Eve Muirhead
Eve Muirhead’s Rink Beats Rachel Homan In Women’s Curling Final At Canadian Open Championship

By IBTimes AU

Eve Muirhead's rink claimed the title with a 5-3 win over Rache Homan at Canadian Open curling championship. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech
Russia’s Ruble Crisis May Weaken Putin’s Grip On Power

By IBTimes AU

When a government's policies are hampering economic progress, there will be unrest. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE, EMERGING MARKETS, LONDON

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media
Russia Does Not Belong To International Financial System Says David Cameron, Plus New Sanctions Imminent -- Reports

By IBTimes AU

Russia is under tremendous pressure from the EU. News set of sanctions in the works. (Dec 18)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IPHONE, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, DIAMONDS