European Action, Upbeat US Data Drive Results: Daily Markets Wrap

Stocks and other risky assets rallied Friday, rounding out the quarter with even more price gains on a day that encapsulated the main developments of the year so far: encouraging news out of Europe, better-than-expected consumer sentiment in the United States, and the perceived and steady pull of inflation.

Physics Experiments To Pay Attention To Besides the Higgs Boson Search

The Higgs boson -- aka the God particle -- grabs headlines these days, but physicists are working on other fascinating experiments that could impact our daily lives and provide fundamental insights into the nature of the universe. Here's a roundup of a few of the notable findings and lingering questions in the field of physics.

Stocks Slip, Yields Edge Up: Daily Markets Wrap

Window dressing, the practice of stock fund managers buying up top performers as the quarter ends to boost the appearance of success, failed Tuesday to lift the major indexes into positive territory.

'Shades of Grey': Which Hot Actor Should Play The Lead In Film Adaptation? [PHOTOS]

Shades of Grey, the sexy book that has everyone talking, is set to become a film! That means that casting news is soon to follow. Fans of the book are buzzing about who will take on the hot male lead. Christen Grey is a 27-year-old billionaire whose smoldering sex-appeal cannot be denied. So the big question is: '50 Shades of Grey,' which hot actor should play the lead in the film adaptation?

Weak US Home Sales Add To Recent Downbeat Data: Daily Markets Wrap

A surprisingly weak U.S. new-home sales report Friday exposed the vulnerability of the nation's economic recovery and renewed hopes -- or fears, depending on one's views -- that the Federal Reserve will expand its balance sheet for a third time by purchasing more bonds.

At Oklahoma Oil Hub, Obama Pledges To Speed Part Of Pipeline

Standing in front of a row of pipes, President Barack Obama pledged on Thursday to accelerate approval for part of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking to deflect criticism that his rejection of the full project helped create a climate for high gasoline prices.

Kinross Gold May Be Takeover Target

Cost overruns and a massive writedown have knocked Kinross Gold's stock so low that some bankers see it as Canada's biggest potential takeover play, though obstacles to a bid for the senior gold producer may be too big to surmount.

Gold Prices Edge Higher, Dollar Weakening

Gold edged up on Monday, aided in part by evidence of investor and central bank demand, after having posted its largest weekly fall last week in three months, although greater optimism in the markets over global growth could temper gains in the longer-run.

Gold Prices Steady After Last Week's Fall

Gold steadied above two-month lows on Monday, following its largest weekly fall last week in three months, as evidence of investor and central bank demand in recent weeks helped offset the negative impact of a weaker euro.

Newmont Mining Re-evaluating Conga Mine

Newmont Mining Corp. is reevaluating the cost of its delayed Conga gold and copper project in Peru, the company's senior vice president in South America said on Wednesday.

Harmony Gold May List On Hong Kong Exchange

Harmony Gold, South Africa's third-largest bullion miner, said on Tuesday it would consider a Hong Kong listing once its massive Wafi-Golpu project in Papua New Guinea is up and running in around 5 years time.