Gold Prices Retreat on Greek Default Worries

Gold prices declined Monday on concerns Greece will - despite the Eurozone's two years of efforts - default on its massive sovereign debt, with acute consequences for global economic growth.

Gold Edges up After Heavy Losses on U.S. Jobs Surprise

Spot gold edged higher on Monday after surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data sent prices down nearly 2 percent in the previous session, as investors shifted focus to a looming deadline for Greece to accept the terms of a new bailout deal.

Wall Street Ends Strong January on Flat Note

Wall Street closed its best month since October on a flat note on Tuesday as weaker-than-expected economic reports surprised investors after a stream of positive data in recent months.

Wedding: Nepali Girls Wed God Vishnu

Hundreds of Nepali girls set to take part in the rite that weds them to the god Vishnu over the coming month, a symbolic time of weddings according to tradition in this Hindu nation.

Asian Shares, Euro Guarded Over Likely Greek Debt Deal

Asian shares inched down and the euro fell from its highest in more than six weeks Monday, as markets cautiously tuned in to a likely debt swap deal for Greece that is crucial to avoiding a messy default and eyed yet another European summit meeting.

Fed Stance, Earnings, Data Boost Wall Street

Wall Street rose modestly on Thursday on a combination of an extended easy monetary policy from the Federal Reserve, strong earnings from Caterpillar Inc and 3M Corp, as well as solid U.S. economic data.

U.S. Stock Futures Rise

Stock index futures rose on Thursday, adding to gains from the previous session when the Federal Reserve boosted equities by saying it was likely to keep interest rates near zero until at least late 2014.

Asian Markets Rise on Federal Reserve Rate Outlook

Equities, commodities and the euro extended gains Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates low for a much longer-than-expected period, providing ample liquidity to help spur growth.

Rio Tinto Becomes Majority Owner of Oyu Tolgoi

Global miner Rio Tinto has raised its stake in Canada's Ivanhoe Mines, owner of Mongolia's massive Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project, to a majority holding but said on Tuesday it had no current plans to buy more shares.

Gold Prices Rise 1% to 6-Week High

Gold rose 1 percent on Monday to a six-week high, boosted by technical buying and as the euro rallied ahead of the outcome of a euro zone meeting on Greek debt restructuring.

Wanderlust Festival Lineup 2012 Released [VIDEO]

The fourth annual Wanderlust Festival lineup has been released. Wanderlust Festival 2012 in Squaw Valley USA/North Lake Tahoe will be held from July 26-29. It's a one-of-a-kind yoga and music event that drews several thousand each year. The 2012 Wanderlust Festival will be headlined by Ziggy Marley and Ani DiFranco. Yogis scheduled for the 2012 festival include John Friend, Rodney Ye, Baron Baptiste, and Gurumkh Kaur Khalsa.

Eurozone Stocks Fizzle, Greek Default Fears Cited

A rally for European stocks and the euro ran out of steam on Friday, with markets focused on debt talks between Greece and its private creditors that may prove the trigger for the next leg of the euro zone's debt crisis.

Asian Shares Hit 2-Month Highs on IMF Bid to Aid Europe

Asian shares rose to a two-month high and the euro firmed Thursday after news that the International Monetary Fund was seeking to boost its resources to tackle the euro zone debt crisis helped ease worries about Europe's funding difficulties.