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21st Century Gold Rush: Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon

By David McFadden | Jul 28
The deep oceans span more than half the globe have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners. The era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning.

21st Century Gold Rush: Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon

SAVING | By David McFadden | Jul 28
The deep oceans span more than half the globe have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners. The era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning.

San Francisco's Chinatown Clings to Roots Amid Tech Boom

REAL ESTATE | By Janie Har | Jul 27
For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. Now, Chinatown faces powerful economic and demographic challenges that could upend its identity as the city undergoes an unprec

Getting Tested Again: Municipal Bond Funds Face More Stress

SAVING | By Stan Choe | Jul 27
One worry after another has hit the municipal bond market in recent years. Puerto Rico may not be able to repay its $72 billion in debt. That's significant because half of all muni-bond funds have some Puerto Rican bonds.

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 4.04 Percent

REAL ESTATE | Jul 24
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, retreating from highs for the year and amplifying the incentive for prospective home buyers.

On-Demand Doctor Apps Bring Uber Approach to Medicine

INSURANCE | By Matthew Perrone | Jul 24
Pager and similar companies like Heal and Medicast aim to streamline medical care -- cutting out waiting rooms, receptionists and trips to the doctor's office.