August 13, 2012 |
Miley Cyrus has changed her hair - dramatically. She's gone for a platinum blond power-pixie cut, and she's rocking it. And it turns out it's something she's wanted to do since she was touring as Hannah Montana. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Anne Hathaway, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and more , the 19-year-old pulled off a dramatic makeover , the transition to which is shown above. Helping Cyrus get the look she wanted was stylist-to-the-stars Chris McMillan, who can be seen in a picture tweeted along the way. " ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ feeling so happy in my skin," Cyrus said late Sunday night, accenting the tweet with a photo and a flurry of hearts. Still, she battled some haters, fighting back by repeating that age-old phrase about opinions being like, well, something else that everyone has, and reinforcing that she's digging the new look.
September 17, 2009 |
Gold and other precious metals soared again Wednesday amid a buying stampede. Near-term gold futures in New York jumped $13.90, or 1.4%, to finish the session at $1,018.90 an ounce, a record closing high. Silver rocketed 43 cents, or 2.5%, to $17.41 an ounce; platinum gained $29.80, or 2.3%, to close at $1,350.10. "It's really a feeding frenzy," said Larry Young, senior trader at Infinity Futures in Chicago. Gold is up 7.1% so far this month, beating the 4.7% advance in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index.
October 3, 1986 |
Platinum futures prices soared the limit allowed for daily trading on renewed fears that South Africa could disrupt the supply of the strategic metal in retaliation for apartheid sanctions. Gold and silver advanced strongly, partly in reaction to the platinum activity. South Africa is a leading supplier of precious metals.
July 31, 1987 |
Platinum futures jumped higher Thursday, leading a precious metals rally amid renewed jitters over events in the Persian Gulf and reports the Japanese had stepped up platinum buying for industrial and investment purposes.
May 25, 2000 |
Have the stock market's former "momentum" players moved to the commodities markets? Platinum soared Wednesday to its highest level in more than three months as speculators bought the metal, encouraged by prospects of rising demand amid tight supply. Near-term futures in New York jumped $7.30 to $548.80 an ounce after trading as high as $555. The price has risen 11% during the last two weeks.
December 3, 1988 |
Platinum, long considered the dull sister of the three major precious metals, lately has been a leading lady. But before investing, be aware of its higher risks and pitfalls. Although it is rarer and more expensive than gold or silver, platinum has until recently received little attention from investors, hurt by its somewhat dull light color, high price volatility and lower liquidity. But that is changing.