Gold Continues Its Two-Day Rally, Rising More Than 1%

Gold prices continued its rebound Friday after dipping to a five-month low earlier this week. June delivery of the metal rose was up over 1 percent to $1,595 on Friday after jumping 2.3 percent the day before, the biggest one-day gain since January.

UN Suspects North Korea Of Military Shipments To Syria, Myanmar

A U.N. panel of experts that monitors compliance with sanctions on North Korea is investigating reports of possible weapons-related shipments by the Communist state to Syria and Myanmar, the panel said in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Euro Zone Uncertainties Sink In: Daily Markets Wrap

Post-election uncertainty in Greece pushed investors away from stocks and commodities, lowering German and U.S. bond yields and eroding the euro's value as investors sought the dollar. France's benchmark CAC 40 Index erased its Monday gains, which had confounded investors. The reality sank in a day late as euro zone uncertainties that popped up over the weekend took root. Greek stocks have lost 10 percent of their value so far this week.

Gold Prices Fall On Weaker Euro

Gold fell for a second day on Tuesday, under pressure from the slide in the euro on the back of political uncertainty in Greece and a change of president in France, while Chinese import figures did little to offset the impact of the weaker currency.

Barrick Gold's 1Q Up 8%, Dividend Increased

Barrick Gold Corp., the world's largest gold mining company, said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose 3 percent as a big jump in sales and a higher selling price offset rising costs and slightly less gold production.

Stocks Finish April In Red: Daily Markets Wrap

U.S. stocks ended the last day of April on a sour note with all three major indices posting their first monthly loss of the year, following three months of solid gains. Investors were spooked by a duo of lackluster U.S. economic reports and news that confirmed Spain has plunged into a double-dip recession.

Women Overestimate Effectiveness of Birth Control Pill, Condoms

Many women may think birth control pills and condoms are better at pregnancy prevention than they actually are, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 4,100 women who were seeking birth control, about 45 percent overestimated the effectiveness of the Pill and condoms.

Global Shares Inch Up, Capped By Spain Downgrade

Asian shares rose on Friday, tracking U.S. stocks which jumped overnight on strong U.S. housing data and earnings, but concerns over the health of European banks weighed on investor risk appetite after Standard & Poor's downgraded Spain's rating.

Europe Anxiety Spurs Sharp Drop; Wal-Mart Slides

Stocks slid on Monday as resurgent uncertainty in Europe cast doubts on the bloc's ability to push through measures to end its debt crisis, while Wal-Mart weighed on the Dow after a report it stymied a probe into bribery allegations.