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Silver nears $50 an ounce on inflation concerns

Silver settled just short of $50 an ounce after a big price swing Monday as the precious metal draws in investors worried about inflation ahead of a meeting this week by the Federal Reserve's policy-making committee. Full story

Fear, uncertainty are driving latest gold rush

There are no guarantees that gold prices will keep rising from historic levels. For now, though, just about all the forces that have traditionally pushed gold prices higher are in place. Full story

Precious metals rise on lingering economic fears

Gold and silver prices rose Thursday as investors continued to worry about inflation and how the United States and Europe will deal with their ongoing financial problems. Full story

Rescuers make slow progress to find trapped miner

Rescuers faced mounting obstacles Monday as they tried to reach an Idaho silver miner trapped a mile underground: They will need more equipment, need to clear more than twice as much debris and must dislodge boulders that stand in the way. Full story

Gold, silver prices gain on inflation worries

Gold and silver gained on inflation worries Friday after the government said consumer prices increased last month largely due to higher food and gasoline costs. Full story

Private safe-deposit firms seen as crime shield

ST. LOUIS, April 15 (Complinet) - As U.S. investors flock to the perceived security of silver and gold, revived interest in private safe-deposit companies where precious metals can be stored anonymously has sparked concern that the services can also be used to hide financial crime. Full story

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  Mining for Silver

An outlook on demand for precious metals, which have fallen on the day as stock prices have gone higher, with Dennis Wheeler, Coeur D'Alene Mines Corporation CEO. Silver is currently at a 30-year high.

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