A proposal to tax Cypriot bank accounts in order to secure a bailout has prompted outrage and may be short-lived.
After months in the doldrums, precious metals are gleaming again.
The metal is down about 5% this year and 11% since last fall's highs. A strong market and stronger dollar are at play. And gold often slips at the start of the year.
The big 2013 rally continues. The Dow's winning streak is its longest since November 1996. The S&P 500 finishes 2 points below its 2007 closing high.
No debt, low production costs and high growth make this a top play in gold mining.
Despite recent weakness, the fundamentals remain strong for the precious metal.
A new focus on fiscal discipline is boosting the outlook for this gold miner.
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