Pennies soon may be a thing of the past -- nickels too


By Jeff Donn
Associated Press
Sunday, July 2, 2006

PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts -- In this village settled by thrifty
Pilgrims, you can still buy penny candy for a penny, but tourist
Alan Ferguson doubts he'll be able to dig any 1-cent pieces out of
his pockets.

He rarely carries pennies because "they take up a lot of room for

No wonder they invented central banking; it's a lot easier


Prospector Rescued from Yukon River

By Tim Mowry
Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner
Saturday, July 1, 2006,1413,113~7244~3341450,00.html

A Fairbanks man and his dog were rescued Wednesday
after spending two days holed up in a cabin along the
Yukon River eating fried dough and rhubarb after his
boat sank while he was prospecting for gold.

Myron Chamblee, 42, was picked up by helicopter

James Turk: What correction?


9:34a ET Sunday, July 2, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the
Freemarket Gold & Money Report and consultant
to GATA, has taken out his month-end gold and
silver charts over this long holiday weekend
in the United States and concludes that the
trend remains the friend of both metals. Turk's
analysis is headlined "What Correction?" and
you can find it in the "Founder's Commentary"

No mention of 'strong dollar' policy from new Treasury secretary


By Jamie McGeever
Thursday, June 29, 2006\

NEW YORK -- With an increasing focus on transparency
in financial markets, what policy-makers don't say is
often more telling than what they do.

When U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson failed to

Nymex wants to replace real metal with paper gold in China


Nymex wants to replace real metal with paper gold in China

By Helen Sun
The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 29, 2006

BEIJING -- The New York Mercantile Exchange is hoping to begin the
trading of gold futures contracts in China, a senior official said.

Transcript of GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's interview on ROB-TV

1:32a ET Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thanks to GATA's great friend Mark Webber for the
transcript, appended here with a little editing for
clarity, of GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's interview
on "Business Morning with Michael Kane" on ROB-TV
in Canada on Wednesday.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Now he tells us: U.S. Treasuries are actually junk, Summers says


Advice to Invest Less in U.S. Bonds

Foreigners Can Do Better, Summers Says

By Paul Blustein
Washington Post
Thursday, June 22, 2006

A former U.S. Treasury secretary is advising some of the world's biggest holders of U.S. Treasury bonds that they ought to find much better ways to invest their money.

Goldman seeks stake in India's commodities and derivatives exchange


From Reuters
Thursday, June 29, 2006

MUMBAI -- Investment bank Goldman Sachs is in talks to buy up to 10 percent of India's National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange, a source close to the development said on Thursday.

"The negotiations are in an advanced stage. I would not be surprised if a formal announcement of the deal comes out in the next 48 hours," he said. "ICICI would be selling between 5-10 percent."

That'll freak the Fed: 7 more miners to pay for fashion ads

World Gold Council Welcomes 7 New Members

WGC Press Release
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The World Gold Council (WGC), the marketing
organisation funded by the world's leading gold mining

On TV in Canada, GATA chairman cites specifics of gold price suppression


5:42p ET Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy was interviewed for about
five minutes today on ROB-TV in Canada, enough time
for him to cite a few public-record specifics about
the gold price suppression scheme. While the beginning
of the interview seems to have been cut off, you can
watch most of the interview for a week at the ROB-TV
archive here: