Prices fall as a stronger dollar, a drop in oil prices and an unexpected slowdown in China's exports weigh on the metals.
Chinese growth is slowing, European countries are struggling to emerge from debt, and expensive gasoline could damage the US economy. If oil doesn't sink soon, we could be in for trouble.
The American aerospace giant, along with European rival Airbus, announces dozens of new orders at the Hong Kong Air Show.
This small-cap fund aims to profit from an improvement in citizens' quality of life.
The yellow metal touches a new record and silver surges to 31-year highs as investors continue to seek safety.
At the rate things are going, the middle of 2011 could be the real crunch point for the year.
China's future growth rate comes into question as key factory regions see a labor shortfall.
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